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Jay Ashcroft (r) [2021 file photo]

State of Missouri – General Election, November 03, 2020
Official Results
As announced by the Board of State Canvassers on December 08, 2020

Secretary of State 3692 of 3692 Precincts Reported

John R. (Jay) Ashcroft Republican 1,798,505 60.505%
Yinka Faleti Democratic 1,081,113 36.371%
Carl Herman Freese Libertarian 55,583 1.870%
Paul Lehmann Green 24,131 0.812%
Paul Venable Constitution 13,151 0.442%

[emphasis added]

Secretary of State endorses 7-1 congressional redistricting map
An extra Republican in Congress would represent Missouri better, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft said.
by Ryan Pivoney Nov. 10 2021

[….]”The biggest question there is whether Missouri will stay a 6-2 state, with six Republican districts and two Democrat districts, or whether they will go 7-1,” Ashcroft said.

He said the state’s political leaning has been changing during the past couple decades, which could provide reason to change the current districts for more Republican representation.

He said he’s expecting a robust discussion on congressional redistricting, particularly in terms of how Missouri voters line up with current representatives.

“Just looking at my own position, I won statewide by 25 percentage points, which makes me say that it seems to me Missouri is a pretty Republican state,” Ashcroft said. “So in that regard, if we were 7-1, I think that would probably do a better job of actually representing who the people of Missouri are in Washington, D.C.”[….]


Jay Ashcroft (r), right wingnut, math:

60.505% is equal to or greater than 87.5%

36.371% is less than 25.0% and equal to 12.5%

This also explains how the U.S. Senate filibuster “works”.