UPDATE: As Justin Wingerter reports for The Denver Post, don’t get too attached to these maps. We mentioned earlier that the key word here was PRELIMINARY, and a staffer makes that point in The Post:
“These will never be approved by anyone,” Jessika Shipley, the legislative redistricting commission’s staff director, told commissioners. “They are merely a baseline starting point for conversations across the state.”
Along those lines, someone might need to pour a bucket of cold water on over-excited Republicans:
“These maps are the Colorado political equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane or an earthquake — 10.0 on the Richter scale,” said Alan Philp, a Republican consultant who lobbies the redistricting commission.
A HUGE EARTHQUAKE…that “will never be approved by anyone.”
The nonpartisan staff of the Colorado Independent Redistricting Commissions today released its first effort at proposed new maps for State House and State Senate districts in 2022.
CLICK HERE to view the State House district map.
CLICK HERE to view the State Senate district map.
You can see a zoomed-in version of the State Senate map below, but you really need to click on the links above to get a better look. As we noted last week when the first Congressional redistricting map was released, THESE ARE PRELIMINARY MAPS ONLY.