Analysts predict Missouri will keep congressional seats

Thursday, December 24, 2009 | 12:25 p.m. CST

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.


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