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Remapping 2021 | A final Colorado congressional map must be approved this week

Eight of the 12 members of Colorado’s Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission must agree on a map by the end of Tuesday to prevent a staff-drawn proposal from being sent to the state Supreme Court for final approval. There are about 30 different maps commissioners can consider at a 2 p.m. meeting Monday or another meeting […]

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3 reasons the latest draft of Colorado’s congressional map may spell trouble for Lauren Boebert

The independent commission charged with redrawing Colorado’s congressional map released its latest draft last week and one of the most eye-popping elements of the proposal is how it draws two disparate incumbents into the same 2nd District: Republican firebrand Lauren Boebert and liberal Democrat Joe Neguse.  The proposed district would include all or parts of […]

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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 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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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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Opinion: Colorado’s redistricting commission is prioritizing voters over parties

Colorado thrives on competition. The mountains host the X-Games, bicyclists pedal the plains, professional teams strive for the top, and it hosts many of the world’s finest at the Olympic Training Center. In 2018, that same competitive spirit, this time among voters, approved a new era of political competition in Colorado when they approved independent […]

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It’s official: Colorado will get an eighth congressional seat in 2022

Population gains over the past decade mean Colorado will get an eighth congressional seat for the 2022 election, officially opening a political mosh pit of potential candidates who are looking to run for the job.  The U.S Census Bureau released state population figures on Monday that solidified the new seat, which has been long anticipated.  […]

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Here are the Colorado congressional districts that stand to change the most during redistricting

Colorado’s 1st Congressional District in Denver and the 4th District, which sweeps across the Eastern Plains and into Douglas County, stand to change the most this year when an independent commission redraws districts based on 2020 Census numbers, a Colorado Sun analysis shows. Each of Colorado’s seven U.S. House districts will lose population and geographic […]

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Colorado continues to shift blue: The 2020 election, explained in graphics

Colorado’s political map is looking more and more blue. The 2020 election continued the decades-long shift toward Democrats in Colorado, led by voters in suburban counties and punctuated by huge turnout in the party’s strongholds of Denver and Boulder.  “Colorado is officially blue. Not purple, not periwinkle, not powder blue,” says Steve Welchert, a veteran […]

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

By a landslide, Colorado voters decided in 2018 to overhaul the state’s once-a-decade redistricting process. The goal: finally putting an end to the partisan bloodsport known as gerrymandering. Now, the responsibility falls on the same voters to ensure that the reforms work as planned. This month, the state began accepting applications to serve on the […]