Non-partisan group wants to eliminate gerrymandering

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- A former Secretary of State is talking to voters about getting rid of gerrymandering in Colorado. It's the process of redrawing district lines to favor the political party in power.

Bernie Buescher talked to the League of Women Voters of Mesa County about a reform to end gerrymandering at an event Monday evening.

The proposal is from a non-partisan coalition that would create an independent commission with representation from both major parties, and independents.

The goal is to make sure the districts don't favor one specific party.

"The legislature draws the maps under the current process for the Congress for the seven congressional seats of Colorado. We don't think that's a good idea either. These should be drawn by citizens and not politicians,” said Buescher.

The proposal has been submitted to the Secretary of State. If all goes well for the group, voters will decide gerrymandering’s fate come November.

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