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    It is depressing to look at though. I started thinking of ways to improve it for Democrats, but unless there are east-west St. Louis and KC seats, there are not that many, other than trying to carve together some traditionally Democratic counties in the SE, or a Hannibal based NE seat, finding as many other traditionally Dem counties as possible, and then some readjusting around St. Joseph, and none of those three seats would be easy wins. I figured with trying to squeeze another seat out of KC, and two more out of St. Louis, counting all your Dem seats and tossups together, that could put Democrats at 18 in a good year, but not an easy task even then.
    Missouri may be the best example of how drawing nearly any non-Democratic gerrymander makes things nearly impossible for Democrats to win in a swing state (even though Missouri is trending GOP and may not be one soon) at state level races.

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    by SouthernINDem on Fri Nov 25, 2011 at 04:14:59 PM PST

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      I really hope the court unpacks more so Dems could at least prevent Republicans from having a veto-proof majority in the Senate (which would take 12 Dems).

      'An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.' -Mahatma Gandhi

      by KingofSpades on Fri Nov 25, 2011 at 06:14:30 PM PST

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