I have spent much of the past 24 hours trying to gage if there is any hope of saving the possibility of the legislature passing a redistrcting bill.
That hope is now somewhere between slim and none and slim was seen heading out of town.
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The Senate Dems appear to be in a tight formation and not willing to budge much from the maps introduced in the Redistricting Committee by Sen. Heath. These are the maps with CD3 spreading the expanse of the southern half of the state, the NE plains making up CD4 and the NW Mountains from Boulder to Grand Junction making up CD2.
With this somewhat abolutist stance, I do not see any GOP-suggested map (none of which would look like Heath’s) surviving a committee hearing in the Senate.
On the House side, I frankly cannot see any Republican supporting the Dem map. I am not even sure they will be able to get every House Dem on board for that matter. So again, we have a dead bill in committee.
I am seeking one Representative and one Senator, don’t really care which party, who are willing to put together a compromise map to introduce. It does not have to be the map I have already done, I am pretty flexible. But I am willing to work to give the General Assembly something that can be truly called bi-partisan and give them one more opportunity to keep the redistricting job in their own hands and not those of a judge.
Willing to help? Email me at email@example.com