ST. LOUIS — An analysis of the latest U.S. census data shows Missouri likely will keep its nine congressional seats, but a lot depends on how well the count is taken in the state.
The Kansas City Star cites a report by Election Data Services that says new data finds Missouri just barely keeping a congressional seat that earlier estimates suggested it would lose.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch quotes analysts who say Missouri remains close to the edge and could still possibly lose a seat after the census count is tabulated next year.
Communicating the importance of residents' completing census forms is the work of a bipartisan statewide committee named by Gov. Jay Nixon.
The group plans to spread the word through churches, community groups, businesses and even state lottery tickets.