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    Redistricting loss in Colorado

    Redistricting loss in Colorado

    There are three branches of government, and one of the branches gets to decide who gets to be in one of the other branches.  Via The Denver Post:

    In a blow to Colorado Republicans that could affect election outcomes for the next decade, a judge has ruled in favor of a Democratic map that redraws congressional district lines.

    In a ruling issued late Thursday, Denver District Judge Robert Hyatt said the “Moreno/South” Democratic map submitted at trial “most accurately reflected and preserved current communities of interest in 2011.”

    What does “communities of interest” mean?  Skin color? Accent? Last name derivation?

    It’s just institutionalized ethnocentric assumptions based on preconceived notions that people who look or sound alike must think alike.


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    What does “communities of interest” mean? Skin color? Accent? Last name derivation?

    Of interest to whom? Sure enough, Hyatt took office during the administration of Democrat governor Roy Romer.

    Ipso Facto | November 11, 2011 at 10:59 am

    I moved to Colorado many years ago after college. Recently I left to take care of my elderly parents in another state with the intention of going back to Colorado when my parent’s time has come and gone.

    I knew Denver was a political mess because it was nothing but a motley conglomeration of special interest groups (Hispanics, Blacks, Gays, etc) who were continually doing nothing but trying to get an ever increasing part of the pie for themselves – and the benefits to the State and the general public be damned.

    Many people over the years have considered Denver to be a Cow Town because they can never seem to get anything together and they invariably fail to realize the potential of many of their endeavors.

    The truth is that Colorado is a political mess and the residents are suffering because of it. Back in the days when oil exploration was big, there were enough people of means and influence to make sure certain things got done. Now its more like a little Brazil – everything is disorganized, consumed by petty special interest disputes and they can’t seem to get anything done right. Their latest endeavor to build a world-class art museum is an example of this.

    When I move from where I am now, I do not think I’ll go to Colorado. I believe many companies looking for places where they can realize their fullest potential will also foregoe Colorado as well. Too bad.

    VetHusbandFather | November 11, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Wait I’m confused… why is a Judge deciding which re-districting map should be used? Anyone know about how the re-districting process works in Colorado? The article says:

    “The legislature must redraw congressional boundaries every 10 years to reflect population shifts over the past decade. The 2011 legislature was unable to come to agreement.”

    So when legislature is split a Judge is the tie-breaker?

    nordic_prince | November 11, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    The Democrats pulled the same cr*p in Illinois, too. They have a penchant for stacking the deck, always in their favor.

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