Colorado ‘Nonpartisan’ Redistricting Process Is Still Plenty Political

August 25, 2021
Lights shine on the U.S. Capitol dome, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.Lights shine on the U.S. Capitol dome, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.Patrick Semansky/AP Photo
The US Capitol dome.

Many voters backed Colorado's new redistricting commissions to get politics out of the process, but there's still plenty that's political here. From which party sees the most advantage in the new process, to how different interests are rallying their troops to sway the commission, our hosts look into all the ways politics are still very much in play.

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