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  •  I can get on board with some of this. (2+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY, KingofSpades

    But You broke up City and County of Denver between Districts.  That is something you cannot do here.  

    If you listen to fools, the Mob Rules

    by CO Democrat on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 04:06:53 PM PDT

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    •  This is a stupid "rule" (4+ / 0-)

      That hurts Democrats and, hence, hurts the interests of Denver.

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      by wwmiv on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 04:33:08 PM PDT

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    •  That sucks (1+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY

      just like in MN, Dems obey taboos religiously, but Republicans will go aggressive if possible.  The CO GOP even tried to mid-decade redistrict in 2003 to undo the court-drawn map, but were fortunately shut down by the CO Supreme Court.  They really should have Perlmutter's and Coffman's districts bleed into Denver (not far into the city, but small bites from the sides) if they had full control and have Degette's district take in the dark red southern suburbs and eastern reaches of Arapahoe and Adams County.

      "...and as I learned higher joys, so I learned neither to harm, nor to wish harm upon others." -Nietzche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

      by KingofSpades on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 05:49:33 PM PDT

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    •  The only part that really gets split (1+ / 0-)
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      Is the airport from the rest of the county. Very few people live in that tail.

      25, Practical Progressive Democrat (-9.38, -8.51), Gay, IN-02 - Defeat Wacky Jackie for 2014!

      by HoosierD42 on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 06:21:33 PM PDT

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    •  why have such a dumb rule? (2+ / 0-)
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      wwmiv, MichaelNY

      Is Denver objectively more important than other cities and counties in the state?  Is there some reason that its political boundaries are more sacrosanct?  The only material thing it accomplishes is packing Democrats.  What a dumb rule.

      ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

      by James Allen on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 08:52:49 AM PDT

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