State Senator Denny Hoskins (r) had a thing or two to say about gerrymandering on social media yesterday.
Because it worked out so well last time?:
Senator Denny Hoskins, CPA @DLHoskins
If “Clean Missouri” passes in November, my new state senate legislative district would not have to be adjacent. So it could include “islands” of Warrensburg, downtown Kansas City, Saint Louis and Hannibal…and nothing in between. That doesn’t sound fair and clean to me. #moleg
10:24 AM – 2 Sep 2018
Some of the replies:
This is bullshit and you know it.
Sounds like you are nervous about Clean Missouri passing.
And then, getting schooled by Sean Nicholson from CLEAN Missouri:
Sean Soendker Nicholson @ssnich
“Subject to the requirements of subdivisions (1)(a) and (1)(b) [prohibitions on gerrymandering], Districts shall be composed of contiguous territory. Areas which meet only at the points of adjoining corners are not contiguous.”
9:35 PM – 2 Sep 2018
That was much nicer than the direct responses.