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Remapping 2021 | New draft Colorado legislative maps are coming and congressional commissioners struggle to find consensus

It’s happening again. But this time, it’s the next drafts of state House and state Senate maps based on 2020 census data, drawn by nonpartisan staff, which will be posted online today.  While the congressional maps have drawn a lot more national attention, Colorado’s Independent Legislative Redistricting Commission has received a lot more feedback at […]

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Colorado redistricting commissioners mull big changes to latest draft of congressional map

Blowback on a proposal that would place northwest Colorado and Boulder in the same congressional district has Colorado’s Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission considering significant changes to the latest draft of the state’s U.S. House map released Friday.  That map, the first plan based on 2020 census data, would also create a southern district and draw […]

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The latest draft of Colorado’s congressional map would create a whole new dynamic in the state

The dozen members of Colorado’s Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission questioned nonpartisan staff Monday about the latest draft map of the state’s U.S. House districts as they prepare to hear from the public about the plan this week. The map, introduced Friday based on 2020 census data and which has thrown Colorado’s political world into a […]

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Democrats see consequences from redistricting reform push similar to Colorado’s

By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press DENVER — Democrats argue that the once-a-decade process of redrawing political maps shouldn’t be a partisan cage match. In the name of good government and balance, they’ve pushed for independent commissions to do the work of rebalancing population changes into congressional districts. They’re about to feel the consequences of […]

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The latest draft of Colorado’s congressional map draws Lauren Boebert and Joe Neguse into the same district

Nerd alert: The new congressional map has dropped: click here to take a look.  One big takeaway: A reconfigured 2nd Congressional District would favor Democrats and be home to two incumbents, Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, of Lafayette, and Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Garfield County.  We’ll follow up on Tuesday after the holiday […]

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Here are the themes from meetings across Colorado on the state’s new congressional, legislative maps

East versus west versus south. Rural versus urban. County versus county. In more than 100 hours of public testimony during July and August, the two independent commissions redrawing Colorado’s congressional and legislative maps heard plenty about perceived differences among various communities. They also heard why certain cities and counties shouldn’t be split among multiple districts. […]

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Remapping 2021 | Big decisions still left on the next round of Colorado’s congressional map

The first version of Colorado’s new congressional map using 2020 census data is set to be released as early as Friday, and the Colorado Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission has plenty of input to consider after holding 36 public hearings around the state.  Commissioners are expected to discuss major priorities for the map at a meeting […]

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Remapping 2021 | Redistricting commissions prepare to draw another set of congressional, legislative maps

Welcome to our free newsletter on Colorado’s redistricting process. Sign up to receive it in your inbox. The 2020 census data is in. The first round of public hearings is coming to a close. And now nonpartisan redistricting staff will begin the monumental task of taking all the feedback they’ve heard over the past month […]

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Redistricting commissions diverge on prison gerrymandering, and the 3rd Congressional District revisited

Colorado’s two independent redistricting commissions diverged this week over a policy to change how people living in state prisons are counted in the mapmaking process, with those against the change citing the commissions’ independence from partisan politics.  The commissions were considering whether to implement a law passed by Democratic state lawmakers in 2020, House Bill […]

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Remapping Colorado: Census data comes a few days early and the week ahead in redistricting

After more than four months of delays and scrambling over redistricting deadlines, the 2020 U.S. Census data will be released a few days early. The U.S. Census Bureau tweeted Thursday that the final population data will be released on Aug. 12, rather than Aug. 16 as was expected. “It’s a little padding for us,” said Jessika Shipley, staff director for the independent […]