Monthly Archives: September 2019

Missouri’s Nonpartisan State Demographer

Gerrymandering Works Redistricting a state legislative map can increase a political party’s power base for a solid ten years. This is power they didn’t have to earn at the ballot box one local election at a time. It is power they give themselves by deft maneuvers and sleight of hand involving demographic and geographic nuances. Done correctly, it… Read More »

USE WITH CAUTION: The County Assessor’s Maps

You need to read this post if you use online county government maps. The Takeaways “What boundaries are is a matter of law; where boundaries are is a matter of fact.” Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location, sixth edition, page 3. A court of proper jurisdiction may determine the extent of a property owner’s rights, which is the… Read More »