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    KingofSpades

    the numbering would need to be altered due to the odds in 08/12/16/evens in 06/10/14 thing.. that's not big but

    Buchanan and Platte are pretty close to the ideal by themselves and it creates a bluer district than Platte/Clay and Buchanan/NWMO.

    Jasper/Newton are close to the ideal.

    The KCMO districts have their own odd histories to create one Brookside/Westport district and one East KC district.

    You could probably make one district that is a bowl from NE KC to SE Independence and the rest being Raytown/Grandview instead of two N-S districts (32 and 33).

    Also, Clay County is entitled to get one district entirely within it's bounds.

    Notes before I mention my map

    1) I tried to make it realistic to the norms of MO Senate redistricting, minimal county splitting outside of the big counties. A deviation up to 4000 or so, which is still legal for MO Senate Districts
    2) Some accounting for the political realities of some areas
    3) The numbering scheme does not matter apart from odd/even.

    My map went

    SD1 (SE STL County): 49.5/49.4 Obama (Obama by 54 votes). 53/47 Dem
    SD2 (West St. Charles): 58/41 McCain. 57/43 Rep
    SD3 (JeffCo surplus, SteG/StFran/Madison/Reynolds/Iron/Washington): 50/49 Obama. 55/45 Dem.
    SD4 (North STL): 89/11 Obama. 89/11 Dem. 63% AA.
    SD5 (South STL): 72/27 Obama, 73/27 Dem. 27% AA.
    SD6 (Pettis, Cooper, Moniteau, Miller, Cole): 64/35 McCain. 56/44 Rep. Deviation? 2 people
    SD7 (Macon County, SE to Warren County, with part of Franklin County): 59/39 McCain. 56/44 Rep
    SD8 (Blue Springs, Lee's Summit, Excelsior Springs): 56/43 McCain, 54/46 Rep
    SD9 (Eastern KC): 85/14 Obama. 86/14 Dem. 60% AA
    SD10 (Connects Northeast KC to Lee's Summit): 64/35 Obama. 65.5/34.5 Dem.
    SD11 (Independence/Raytown): 53/46 Obama. 57.5/42.5 Dem.
    SD12 (NW MO): 59.5/38 McCain. 60/40 Rep.
    SD13 (North County STLCO): 77/22 Obama. 82/18 Dem. 58% AA
    SD14 (Hazelwood to U-City): 81/18 Obama, 85/15 Dem. 57% AA.
    SD15 (Kirkwood. Chesterfield. Etc): 54/45 McCain. 56/44 Rep.
    SD16 (Hermann to Salem. Cuba to Waynesville): 64/35 McCain. 59/41 Rep
    SD17 (Southern Clay County): 50.5/48 Obama. 53/47 Dem
    SD18 (Lincoln County to Clark County, with Kirksville included): 56/42 Obama. 54/46 Rep.
    SD19 (Boone and Howard): 54/44 Obama. 55/45 Dem.
    SD20 (Stone. Taney. Douglas. Christian): 67.5/31 McCain. 66/34 Rep.
    SD21 (Warrensburg to Chilicothe): 55/43 McCain. 51.5/48.5 Dem.
    SD22 (Northern JeffCo): 50/48 Obama. 57/43 Dem.
    SD23 (Eastern St Charles): 51/48 McCain. 50.3/49.7 Rep.
    SD24 (Richmond Heights to Maryland Heights): 60/39.5 Obama. 62/38 Dem
    SD25 (Mississippi County to Shannon County): 62/36 McCain. 58/42 Rep
    SD26 (West County STLCO/Eastern Franklin County): 58/41 McCain. 57/43 Rep.
    SD27 (Perry. Bollinger. Cape Girardeau. Scott. Stoddard): 66/32.5 McCain. 65/35 Rep. Pop Dev of 22.
    SD28 (Wright. Webster. Parts of Greene. Polk): 65/33.5 McCain. 63/37 Rep.
    SD29 (St. Clair County to McDonald County): 66/32 McCain. 62/38 Rep
    SD30 (Springfield): 52.5/46 McCain. 54/46 Rep.
    SD31 (Cass to Morgan Counties): 59/39 McCain. 52/48 Rep.
    SD32 (Jasper/Newton): 67.5/31 McCain. 70/30 Rep. Pop Dev of 627
    SD33 (Ozark to Howell to Texas to Laclede to Dallas to Camden): 65/33 McCain. 60/40 Rep.
    SD34 (Buchanan/Platte): 51/47.5 McCain. 51/49 Rep. Pop Dev of 2378.

    and some maps




    The Republican Party isn't a party of small government, it's a party of a government for the few. @bhindepmo

    by RBH on Sat Nov 26, 2011 at 03:21:36 PM PST

    •  Would this be a better map for Dems? (0+ / 0-)

      Also, isn't SD-18 56/42 McCain in your map, not 56/42 Obama?

      'It's a troublesome world. All the people who're in it are troubled with troubles almost every minute. You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot, for the places and people you're lucky you're not.' - Dr. Seuss

      by KingofSpades on Sat Nov 26, 2011 at 03:27:54 PM PST

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    •  Also, I once visited ShowMeProgress (0+ / 0-)

      and saw a poster there of the same name.  Do you contribute to that site?

      'It's a troublesome world. All the people who're in it are troubled with troubles almost every minute. You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot, for the places and people you're lucky you're not.' - Dr. Seuss

      by KingofSpades on Sat Nov 26, 2011 at 03:52:38 PM PST

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