Colorado Supreme Court approves new legislative districts

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Supreme Court approved Democratic-drawn legislative districts that force key Republican incumbents to face off next year if they want to be re-elected.

The new maps for the Colorado House and Senate also mean that 38 of the legislature's 100 seats districts will be considered competitive in the coming years. The court approved the maps Monday but did not issue a written opinion.

An 11-member bipartisan panel submitted the maps to the court last month despite Republican objections. Republicans say they were not allowed to submit amendments to the maps and accused Democrats of trying to gain advantages in the legislature by drawing several Republican incumbents into the same districts.

Pairing Republican incumbents in contests could increase Democrats' five-vote advantage in the Senate and jeopardize Republicans' one-vote edge in the House.

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  • by Anonymous on Dec 12, 2011 at 04:38 PM
    It is time to abolish the Republican Party in Colorado, and all Republicans become Democrats. We can take over that party and put it on the "right" track if they want to play that type of game. The Leftist will not know what hit them until it is too late.
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