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Heidi Ganahl selects Danny Moore, Navy veteran who was removed as head of redistricting panel, as her running mate

Republican gubernatorial candidate Heidi Ganahl on Monday announced Danny Moore as her running mate, a Navy veteran and entrepreneur who stoked controversy last year when he was removed as head of Colorado’s Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission over his social media posts about the 2020 presidential election. “Danny is a wonderful addition to our winning team,” […]

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These Colorado legislative districts are poised to be the new battlegrounds after redistricting

The new Colorado House and Senate maps drawn through the once-in-a-decade redistricting process would shift the state’s legislative battlegrounds. The maps still need final approval from the Colorado Supreme Court, but if they are adopted fights for control of the General Assembly would likely no longer be mostly contained to the Denver area.  For instance, […]

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Nicolais: Colorado won with new redistricting commissions

Three years ago, Colorado voters approved the first major overhaul to the decennial redistricting process — redrawing congressional and legislative district boundaries — in a half century. With the new maps submitted to the state Supreme Court for review, it is apparent that Coloradans made the right choice. More than the maps themselves, the process […]

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Littwin: Colorado GOP may get the best redistricting map it could have hoped for. What are the chances they’ll blow it?

If there’s anything we’ve learned from the great Colorado redistricting experiment, it’s this: Drawing lines is hard in any case, and drawing them fairly is that much harder.  That’s not a surprise. The problem with fairness as a proposition is that it’s difficult to even define, much less achieve. But that was the goal — […]

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The latest draft of Colorado’s congressional map could become the final version. Here’s where the districts would be.

Colorado’s newest U.S. House district would be the state’s most competitive — and the most Hispanic — under the latest congressional map draft released Thursday. The map would avoid putting any of the state’s seven incumbent House members in the same district. It would create three safe Republican districts, three safe Democratic districts, a 7th […]

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Democrats poised to keep control of Colorado legislature under latest draft redistricting maps

The latest draft maps of Colorado’s new state Senate and House districts would make it difficult for Republicans to challenge Democratic control of the legislature, according to analysis of the proposals released Monday. Under the new maps, the 35-seat state Senate would include 15 safe Democratic districts, 10 safe Republican districts and 10 competitive districts, […]

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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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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 […]