UPDATE: Missouri lawmakers override Nixon veto of redistricting

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 | 3:58 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — The Republican-led Missouri Legislature has overridden Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a congressional redistricting proposal. The vote allows the new map to take effect despite Nixon's objections.

The Senate voted 28-6 Wednesday to override the veto, hours after the House did the same on a vote of 109-44. In the House, 105 Republicans and four Democrats supported the override.

Missouri lawmakers were redrawing congressional district boundaries after the 2010 census caused the state to lose one of its nine seats in the U.S. House.

Nixon vetoed the map Saturday and urged lawmakers to approve a new map that better represents all regions of the state.


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