Mo. House Overrides Governor's Redistricting Veto

8 years 6 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, May 04 2011 May 4, 2011 Wednesday, May 04, 2011 10:10:00 AM CDT May 04, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri House has voted to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto on proposal to redraw the state's congressional district. The House overrode the veto Wednesday by a vote of 109-44. Overriding the veto required a two-thirds majority. Nixon vetoed the proposed redistricting map Saturday.

Missouri lawmakers are redrawing the state's congressional districts after the 2010 census because the state's population growth over the past decade has not kept pace with the rest of the nation. The map vetoed by Nixon essentially eliminated the district of Democratic U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan.

The Senate also would need to override the veto.

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