Drawing new legislative districts has become a finger-pointing mess between Republicans and Democrats.
Democrats scored a big victory Tuesday with the approval of preliminary Colorado legislative districts that would force Republican leadership to battle their own party members for re-election next year.
Colorado Republicans are furious over proposed Democratic-drawn districts that pit several incumbents against each other in 2012 races.
The Colorado Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on newly proposed legislative districts aimed at making a third of state races competitive in 2012 and could redefine the makeup of the split Legislature for years to come.
The chairman of a panel drawing new Colorado legislative districts says maps he’s proposing would lead to more competitive races and more Hispanic influenced districts than what Democrats and Republicans have presented.
Partisan friction over new legislative districts in some of the Colorado’s most populous counties took an unexpected twist.
Wellington Webb denounced Republicans Monday for proposed legislative maps he argues dilute minorities’ power, ignore constitutional requirements and seek to give the GOP a comfortable lead in the Colorado House.