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  •  How did you get the Obama/McCain numbers? (0+ / 0-)

    Colorado is my home state (Weld County, so I feel the pain of you DougCo folks) and I would love to calculate the numbers for the map I drew that connects Grand Junction to Douglas County and adds the Hispanic parts of Springs to the 3rd.

    •  estimated calcs (0+ / 0-)

      I used DKE's county-level totals from the Presidential Results by CD and then did a lot of calculations.  For example, my 6th contains Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree, so I took their respective populations and divided by the population of Douglas County, which IIRC was something like 35%.  I proportionally allocated those votes since their partisanship is roughly equal to Douglas County as a whole.  However, I don't know how to help you with your Colorado Springs scenario because you can't proportionally allocate the votes if you take Democratic areas of a Republican county or vice versa.  Unless you want to go precinct-by-precinct, I suggest just using common sense to estimate it.

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