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This Week In Voting Rights: MO GOP Revives Push To Undo Redistricting Reform

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February 3, 2020 2:21 p.m.

Missouri Redistricting Fight Heats Up: Missouri Republicans are trying yet again to dismantle the anti-gerrymandering constitutional amendment approved by voters in 2018. Like attempts in the past, the current proposal would also overhaul redistricting so districts are equalized by citizen adults, rather than total population — the same, anti-immigrant, GOP-favoring power grab that appeared to be the motivation behind the failed census citizenship question. A filibuster blocked the legislature from advancing the proposal last week, but voting rights advocates expect the measure will be taken up again either this week or next.

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