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“We’re (expletive) idiots”: Some Democrats regret Colorado’s new redistricting process now that their party is in charge

If Y and Z hadn’t passed, Democrats would now have nearly unfettered power to draw new congressional districts ahead of the 2022 election, and more say over how legislative districts are drawn.

Politics and Government

First draft of Colorado’s new state Senate, House district maps could pit 20 incumbents against each other

Redistricting staff released preliminary maps for how state legislative districts should be drawn

Politics and Government

Opinion: Coloradans don’t just want politicians out of the redistricting process. We also want fair maps.

As a Mexican-American woman, I am not OK with political power being defined for my community based on data that has estimated me out of existence.

Opinion Columns

Colorado Supreme Court tells lawmakers to stay out of redistricting process, but signs off on use of preliminary data

The court said lawmakers could not dictate that independent commissions use preliminary Census data to meet fast-approaching redistricting deadlines.

Politics and Government

Colorado’s county commissions will have guardrails on how they draw commissioner districts under new law

House Bill 1047, which aims to enhance transparency and create legal guidelines for a process previously left up to counties, was signed by Gov. Jared Polis.

Politics and Government

Colorado’s independent congressional redistricting commission ousts chair over his social media posts

The drama over Danny Moore is the latest challenge for the newly-appointed commission, which faces months-long delays in receiving U.S. Census data that is threatening to derail the redistricting process ahead of the 2022 election

Politics and Government

Colorado’s county commissions are powerful. A new effort aims to ensure their districts are drawn fairly.

There are few rules for how Colorado counties redraw district lines, and Democratic state lawmakers say new legislation would put guardrails on a process that could be vulnerable to political influence.

Politics and Government

Colorado’s congressional, legislative redistricting commissions may start work with old population data

This week, Gov. Jared Polis, the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Colorado General Assembly, and the co-chairs of the campaign for Amendments Y and Z urged the congressional redistricting panel to push ahead using population estimates from 2019

Politics and Government

Colorado isn’t expecting the Census data it needs for redistricting until after the new maps are due

The announcement on Friday is a worst-case scenario for Colorado’s new independent redistricting commissions

Politics and Government

U.S. Census delays are threatening to upend Colorado’s new redistricting process

Legislative and congressional districts in the state are supposed to be redrawn this year by new, independent commissions approved by voters in 2018. But Census Bureau problems mean the panels are unlikely to meet their constitutionally mandated deadlines.

Politics and Government

Colorado needs more people to help redraw political maps. And lack of diversity remains an issue.

Ahead of Tuesday’s deadline, the pool of applicants for the state’s two new independent redistricting commissions is smaller than anticipated

Politics and Government

Colorado’s new redistricting process needs you — yes, you — to help decide the political districts

A look at how the new redistricting commissions are selected and how they will draw new congressional and legislative maps in Colorado

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Opinion: Amendments Y and Z let us do what’s right instead of fighting about who’s right

Opinion Columns

Armstrong: Amendments Y and Z discriminate against members of Colorado’s minor parties

Opinion Columns

Will two redistricting ballot measures this year put an end to one of Colorado’s longest-running political feuds?

The initiatives began with a conversation at a downtown Denver pub between four ex-lawmakers from opposing parties

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