Missouri is up next in our redistricting series. Throughout 2021, we'll delve into the states in detail, spotlighting a different state's redistricting outlook each week. Keep up with the redistricting series here.
Current Delegation: 6R, 2D
2022 Seats: 8 (No change)
Redistricting Control: Republican
Map credit: Cook Political Report, drawn with Dave's Redistricting App
Missouri Republicans have held a stable 6-2 advantage in the House delegation since 2012, since the state lost its ninth district. That year, GOP legislators overrode then-Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto to eliminate a suburban St. Louis seat held by Democrat Russ Carnahan. Since then, the Show Me State has swung even harder right, and now Democrats would be lucky to escape with the status quo.
This time, Republicans don't need to worry about veto overrides, because they hold both the governorship and legislative supermajorities (24-10 in the state Senate and 114-49 in the state House) - giving them free rein to draw maps.
Redistricting has been a hot topic in Missouri: in 2018, voters passed
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