Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Campaign…Reapportionment Returns!

The Colorado Supreme Court has rejected the new maps for State House and Senate districts approved in September. As Fox 31 reports:

Several state lawmakers saw their seats become a lot more competitive under the new map, drawn by Entravision CEO Mario Carerra, the unaffiliated chairman of — and swing vote on — the 11-member commission.

Now, after a 4-2 vote by the state’s highest court, the Commission will have to reconvene and present a new map by Dec. 6.

The primary objection from the Supreme Court was that the new maps did not do enough to keep counties intact, particularly in Jefferson and Arapahoe counties.

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  1. Gilpin Guy says:

    Oh wait.  I’m not a Republican.  Never mind

    Truth be told, I wouldn’t mind seeing Gilpin County not be part of HD 25.  We like it north of I-70.  

  2. Whiskey Lima Juliet says:

    If we are not going act like Democrats, let’s not run as Democrats.  The Republicans have understood for years that the courts is where all there heavy decisions would be made.

    Why aren’t Dems smart enough to figure this out?

  3. Especially for Summit and Eagle

    I am BEGGING everyone here – does anyone know if there are going to be reapportionment hearings??? Please let me know, as I gotta get there for it

    Thank you all!

  4. Aggie says:

    The court certainly held that counties needed to be kept intact, but the importance of this ruling relates to the court’s discussion of competitiveness in relation to the constitutional criteria:

    Other nonconstitutional considerations, such as the competitiveness of a district, are not per se illegal or improper; however, such factors may be considered only after all constitutional criteria have been met.

    (emphasis added).  The court basically said that the Constitutional criteria must be met before they can consider competitiveness. This is really what the holding is about.

  5. ArapaGOP says:

    What makes you think the court will like your congressional gerrymander any better?

    Great news.

    • Other than that, feel free to go on in your own reality as if everything that happens meets your artificial reality perceptions.

    • Gilpin Guy says:

      are you going to cry about activist judges?  Big wet sloppy cry baby tears?

    • Gilpin Guy says:

      out of Arapajoke.

      I guess I can understand it.  They don’t have any new ideas and the last three decades of Trickle on Me economics and cut cut cuting government has been an unmitigated disaster for this country.

      True competition is the very last thing that cowards like Arapajoke want.  They want to be in “safe” districts where red meat is the only thing that voters get.  No wonder they are running scared from competitive districts.

      Republicans: The party of cowards.

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