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More big changes in latest Colorado congressional map, which avoids pitting House members against each other

The latest draft of Colorado’s congressional map avoids putting the state’s current U.S. House members into the same district, while creating a sweeping district across most of the Western Slope and southern Colorado. The new 8th Congressional District in the north Denver metro region would be nearly 39% Hispanic. The new map released Wednesday groups […]

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Littwin: It’s redistricting season, with a brand new nonpartisan commission. But where’s a little gerrymander when you need one?

As I’m sure you must have noticed, it’s redistricting season in Colorado and also the first time this once-a-decade event will be determined by a nonpartisan commission, with staff doing the preliminary line drawing. Like most Coloradans — who, after all, voted for the new law — I’m all for nonpartisan commissions. Except for one […]

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Nicolais: Colorado’s first congressional redistricting map represents a good start

Colorado’s Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission issued its first map last week. At first blush, it looks like a solid attempt by commission staff to honor competing constitutional requirements. Not only does the new map have to adjust for population fluctuations across the state, but it is now required to incorporate competitiveness as a factor and […]

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Here’s where a preliminary map places Colorado’s new 8th Congressional District

Colorado’s new, eighth congressional district would include the cities of Arvada, Westminster, Broomfield, Thornton, Brighton and Platteville, a preliminary map drawn by nonpartisan redistricting staff and presented to the state’s Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission on Wednesday shows. Staff placed the new district in the north Denver metro area for two reasons, said Jeremiah Barry, a […]