Colorado lawyers are going toe-to-toe tomorrow morning before the state Supreme Court over legislative boundaries, in a typically partisan brawl for electoral advantage in the state Legislature. And you can listen in, says my pal Jessica Fender, at The Denver Post.
Legislative districts are redrawn every 10 years after the Census, just as congressional districts are redrawn, to ensure that all districts have an equal number of people. A state-appointed 11-member commission submitted a reapportionment map to the Supreme Court last month, and the court either must confirm it or hand it back to the commission for re-drawing.
The only expected change for El Paso County is that Sen. Mark Scheffel, of Parker, will no longer represent a northern portion of the county, while Sen. Kevin Grantham, of Canon City, will represent an enormous chunk of El Paso’s eastern plains. Both senators are Republicans.
Read more about the process here.