This week Colorado Republicans asked the state Supreme Court to throw out a new Congressional Redistricting Map they say favors Democrats. It’s one the topics that our media partners at Colorado Public Television and “Colorado Inside Out” are discussing.
Efforts to redraw the state’s seven congressional boundaries, a process known as redistricting, and individual legislative districts, reapportionment – have both hit snags in recent days. And time is running out to finish the work. KUNC’s Brian Larson spoke with Colorado Statesman Publisher Jody Hope Strogoff about what’s at stake.
The Colorado Supreme Court will take up a Republican challenge to new congressional maps in early December. The state must draw new maps every ten years. A Denver District Court picked a Democratic map after the legislature failed to agree on one. Republicans argue that it splits key communities of interest. KUNC’s State Capitol Reporter Bente Birkeland talks with other state house reporters about the process and ramifications.
A Denver Judge ruled in favor of Democrats last week in approving a new map redrawing the state’s seven congressional districts for the next ten years. KUNC’s Brian Larson speaks with Colorado Statesman publisher Jody Hope Strogoff about what’s next for the GOP.
Closing arguments in Colorado’s congressional redistricting trial are scheduled for today. It’ll then be up to a judge to determine new congressional lines that will shape the state’s political landscape for the next decade. Every ten years the state must draw new districts to account for population shifts. But this year the state legislature couldn’t agree on a map, tossing it to the courts. KUNC’s State capitol reporter Bente Birkeland spoke to political reporters who’ve been covering the trial and analyzes what’s at stake.