Competition Vs Commonalities — A Conundrum For Redistricting

September 10, 2021
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How do competitive districts fit into the redistricting puzzle?

Colorado is one of the few states where the rules for redistricting encourage competitive districts. But what is lost when lines are drawn to put a district into play? And what is really gained when a representative can only win by the slimmest of margins?

Purplish is edited by Megan Verlee, with audio production by Shane Rumsey and Jon Pinnow (and, this episode only, somewhat by Megan Verlee). Our executive producer is Rachel Estabrook. Brad Turner is CPR's head of audio innovations and composed our theme music.