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Post Posted: Apr 28, 2019 3:11 pm 
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So does anyone recognize the boundary line? Creek.. mountain ridge... road...??

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looking at the map for districts shown on the prior URL for govtrack and comparing to google maps it shows Hwy 285 down to Grant then up Guanella/Geneva Rd. and then follows the northern park county line.


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Prior to reaching the actual downtown part of Bailey, both sides of 285 in Park County are in CD2, i.e. Burland, Trails West, Will-O-Wisp.

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The last statement isn't quite true. There are portions of Burland that are a part of the 5th Congressional District, and there is one street in Shawnee, on the Southeast side of 285 that is in the 2nd Congressional District.

The lines will be changed after the 2020 Census. Colorado may get 1 or 2 additional seats, but even if that doesn't happen the lines will be changed. Unlike state Senate and House districts, the Congressional Districts must have an equal number of people to the point that the difference cannot be greater than 1. This can lead to some interesting lines being drawn, which is why a few people in Shawnee were included in CD2.

In 2010, hearings were held around the state to take testimony on how the lines should be drawn. I testified along with others from our area. We all agreed on how it should be done, they nodded yes, and then drew them the way they wanted, totally ignoring our wishes. For those who have been here long enough, the northeast corner of Park County used to be in the 6th Congressional District and Mike Coffman was our representative. Prior to that it was Tom Tancredo.

The state Senate and House districts are a little easier to draw, the don't have to have the exact same number of people, but need to be with 1% of each other, which makes for better districts.


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headgeek wrote:

The lines will be changed after the 2020 Census. Colorado may get 1 or 2 additional seats, but even if that doesn't happen the lines will be changed.

Colorado will at most get one additional seat in the house (from 7 to 8.) That would also give us 10 electoral votes up from 9.
It will be interesting to see how the maps are drawn considering that ALL districts are now supposed to be competitive! That of course is ridiculous as now they would even have to make district 1 (Denver) and 2 (Boulder and us) "purple" :rof laughing:


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sunsetinthepines wrote:
headgeek wrote:

The lines will be changed after the 2020 Census. Colorado may get 1 or 2 additional seats, but even if that doesn't happen the lines will be changed.

Colorado will at most get one additional seat in the house (from 7 to 8.) That would also give us 10 electoral votes up from 9.
It will be interesting to see how the maps are drawn considering that ALL districts are now supposed to be competitive! That of course is ridiculous as now they would even have to make district 1 (Denver) and 2 (Boulder and us) "purple" :rof laughing:


It will indeed, be interesting! If the new law is followed? both Denver and Boulder will need to be split up and parts of them put into districts 3 and 4.
But then again, if you look up the word "Competitive" in the dictionary now being used by our governor and state legislators, it is synonymous with the words Democrat and socialism!


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It will indeed, be interesting! If the new law is followed? both Denver and Boulder will need to be split up and parts of them put into districts 3 and 4.
But then again, if you look up the word "Competitive" in the dictionary now being used by our governor and state legislators, it is synonymous with the words Democrat and socialism!

To make it even more complicated, this state is pretty closely divided by thirds (Rep/Dem/Ind)with Dems voting slightly ahead in the last two categories. That's scary because it could mean that all 7 or 8 districts are divided so that the dems win like 51 to 49%. Voter turnout by party could be REALLY important now if they split up all the districts like this (which of course they shouldn't). My guess at what would happen is that fast growing areas of Douglas and El Paso counties will become the redrawn district 5 (staying "red") and the new district 8 carved out of the rest of district 5 (Pueblo and areas west and north to park county) getting parts of 3,4 and being "blue".


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ROMER RANCH CO LLC
1500 CHELSEA RD
PALOS VERDES ESTATES, CA 90274-1821

1081 acres off County Road 43, Bailey

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Romer

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ROMER RANCH CO LLC
1500 CHELSEA RD
PALOS VERDES ESTATES, CA 90274-1821

1081 acres off County Road 43, Bailey

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Romer

What has this got to do with the districting??


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Coincidence.

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Federal district court strikes down Ohio congressional district plan as unconstitutional partisan gerrymander

A three-judge panel of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio ruled unanimously that Ohio's congressional district plan constitutes an illegal partisan gerrymander. The court held that the plan, enacted in 2011 by a Republican legislature and governor, violates the First and Fourteenth Amendment rights of Democrats.

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This marks the second time in as many weeks that federal courts have struck down district plans as unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders. On April 25, 2019, a three-judge panel of the United District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan ruled unanimously that 34 Michigan congressional and state legislative districts had been subject to unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering, violating Democrats' First Amendment associational rights. The court also found that 27 of the 34 challenged districts violated the Democrats' First and Fourteenth Amendment rights by diluting the impact of their votes.

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This doesn't sound good for Republicans in 2020... I hope the suits in Maryland against the Dems also come through but the Reps will never win that state anyway.


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