Colorado Supreme Court upholds Democrat Congress map

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling siding with Democrats in a fight over Congressional redistricting that could give them a chance of unseating Republican Mike Coffman.

The court issued the final word in the redistricting battle on Monday.

The ruling upholds a decision from Denver District Judge Robert Hyatt in favor of changing Coffman's district by moving Republican-leaning portions of Douglas County into the Eastern Plains seat held by Republican Representative Corey Gardner. The map also puts the city of Aurora entirely in Coffman's seat, instead of being split between two districts

The GOP has held Coffman's 6th district since it was created after the 1980 election.

Republicans argued the Democratic map made unreasonable changes to make more races competitive.

Democratic attorney Mark Grueskin says the decision sends a message that members of Congress can he held accountable with competitive districts.


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