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  •  Very nice! (1+ / 0-)
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    It's prettier and it's good for Dems. :)  Can't wait to see your take on the resubmitted Senate map.

    'It's a troublesome world. All the people who're in it are troubled with troubles almost every minute. You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot, for the places and people you're lucky you're not.' - Dr. Seuss

    by KingofSpades on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 11:10:55 PM PST

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      sapelcovits, thetadelta, KingofSpades

      I don't know about "prettier".  Some of these districts don't make a lot of sense from a community of interest or travel time perspective.

      HD-13, my district, now requires one to travel from Boulder to Jackson county - and you have to travel the entire district to do so, as there's a mountain range in between the two.  Further, Jackson has very little in common with Boulder.

      HD-61 is worse.  Summit to Delta and Summit to Gunnison are going to be nightmare drives for whoever represents the district.  I'm not entirely sure there's a (non-4WD) road connecting all of those counties - you might have to travel out-district to get from one end to the other.  And again, Summit and Delta have very little in common with each other.

      But Republicans sued against the first map on the grounds that it broke up too many counties, and the Colorado Supreme Court agreed.  This is the result.  Let this be a lesson in "be careful what you ask for".

      Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. - William Pitt

      by Phoenix Rising on Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 06:37:59 AM PST

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