Illinois and Texas have taken center stage in a redistricting battle that could have significant ramifications for the future makeup of Congress. Republicans accuse Democrats of gerrymandering in Illinois, a Democratically controlled state where the GOP stands to lose as many as six House seats in the redistricting process.
Redistricting Across The United States
The Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College presents one source to find information on redistricting in all fifty states. Scroll over a state to learn about its redistricting process, and click on a state to go to its individual page with more in-depth information and news coverage of redistricting in the state.
The Missouri House has voted 109-44 to override Gov. Nixon’s veto of the legislature’s redistricting of Congressional districts. The legislature approved the new map last week. The governor vetoed it Saturday and asked the legislature to approve a new map. The map reflects Missouri’s loss of one Congressional seat due to the 2010 Census.
Gov. Jay Nixon rejected a proposed congressional redistricting map on Saturday and urged Missouri lawmakers to devise a new plan that better represents “all regions of the state.” Nixon, a Democrat, said that the U.S. House map approved last week by the Republican-controlled General Assembly “does not adequately protect the interests of all Missourians.”
The Saturday veto statement from Gov. Jay Nixon simply read that the new congressional boundaries do not "adequately protect the interests of all Missourians." But here's three other reasons why the first-term Democrat may have been compelled to reject the GOP-drawn map.
Boone County would move from the 9th to the 4th Congressional District if the new map based on the 2010 Census is approved.
The state General Assembly passed a redistricting map Wednesday that would pull Columbia from a cluster of counties in northeast Missouri and align it with counties to the south and west. The bill awaits Gov. Jay Nixon's approval or veto before May 13.
Missouri's Republican-led Legislature gave final approval to a new plan that would redraw the state's congressional districts based on the 2010 Census. The votes on Wednesday night by the state House and Senate sent the redistricting bill to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.
Missouri House members have voted to approve another congressional redistricting proposal just a few hours after negotiations over a map broke down with senators. The House endorsed another map by voice-vote on Friday.
Missouri's Republican-led Legislature has been in a rush to pass legislation relating to hogs, dogs, discrimination and redistricting. The common characteristic of the four topics is that they carry some controversy — and thus are potential veto targets for Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.
We’re through the first big week of congressional redistricting, and everything has more or less gone according to plan. In Indiana and Louisiana, Republicans did their best to push Reps. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Jeff Landry (R-La.) out, while a commission in Iowa did what commissions do and overhauled the map to a significant degree.
The Missouri House voted this morning to send a congressional redistricting bill to a conference committee to work out the differences between the House and Senate plans to divide the state into eight districts. The Senate approved its version of the plan yesterday after a lawmaker...