Show-Me GOP Redistricting Fight Against Congressman Cleaver

Here's another summary of an election fight that will likely be decided in court . . .

Missouri's eight U.S. House districts will be redrawn by state lawmakers, who can't act until their session starts in January. The separate bipartisan commissions responsible for reshaping the state's 163 House districts and 34 Senate districts have been marred by partisan squabbling over whether to post draft maps online and continue accepting public comment.

So far, Missouri's redistricting effort appears to be "yet another process that has fallen victim to political polarization," said Peverill Squire, a political scientist at the University of Missouri.

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Partisan tensions flare on Missouri redistricting panels

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Partisan tensions have been flaring on a pair of commissions in charge of redrawing Missouri's state House and Senate districts, with Democrats and Republicans at odds over their interactions with the public. The disagreements have raised questions about whether the panels will be able to find consensus by a Dec.