Incumbent Destruction Map?
There have been hints of this all along, but the rumor – and it is only a rumor – is that the appellate commission has drawn the new districts with little regard to the residence of incumbents. They have started in population centers across the state, and with rational looking lines, attempted to create the most compact districts they could, taking into account issues like majority minority districts, but not considering the partisan voter indexes or (to say it again) the residences of current incumbents. As a result, if this rumor is correct, there will be many cases where incumbents are placed into the same districts.
Originally in October 31, MOScout.