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June 18, 2020Jefferson City, Mo. |  By: AP

Foes say Missouri ballot plan allows partisan gerrymandering

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Opponents of a Republican redistricting proposal on this year's ballot say it could allow some of the most gerrymandered districts in the country.

The proposed constitutional amendment seeks to reverse key parts of the 2018 "Clean Missouri" measure approved by voters.

That initiative required state House and 
Senate districts to be drawn to achieve "partisan fairness." And it made Missouri the first state to adopt a specific formula known as the "efficiency gap" to measure fairness. 

An amendment referred to this November's ballot by the Republican-led Legislature would allow an "efficiency gap" so large that it could provide an advantage to one party over another.