UPDATED Jan. 26, 2022, at 11:30 PM

What Redistricting Looks Like In Every State

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The partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Colorado
Status:Tabled
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
7 districts
majority
This map
8 districts+1
There are 4 Democratic-leaning seats, 3 Republican-leaning seats and 1 highly competitive seat in this proposed map.Change from old map: +1 highly competitive seat.
The competitiveness and fairness of Colorado's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
Old mapD+5.2
Preliminary planR+1.8
Second staff planR+4.2
Third staff planR+5.0
New mapR+5.0
First staff planR+5.9
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Preliminary planR+0.3
First staff planR+1.4
Second staff planR+1.5
New mapR+1.5
Third staff planR+1.6
Old mapR+5.7
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
First staff plan2/8
Second staff plan2/8
New map1/8
Preliminary plan1/8
Third staff plan1/8
Old map0/7
The demographic and partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Colorado
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
Diana DeGetteD
D+56
2nd
Joe NeguseD
D+25
3rd
Lauren BoebertR
R+14
4th
Ken BuckR
R+26
5th
Doug LambornR
R+19
6th
Jason CrowD
D+17
7th
OPEN
D+1
8th
Ed PerlmutterD
D+8

The racial makeup of each district is of the voting-age population.

The latest in Colorado

Nov. 1, 2021

On Nov. 1, the state Supreme Court approved the Colorado independent redistricting commission’s proposed congressional map over the objections of Democrats and Hispanic advocacy groups.

Like the current map, Colorado’s new congressional map includes four likely Democratic seats and three likely Republican seats, but it also adds one highly competitive seat (Colorado gained a congressional seat this year based on population increases in the state). The map has a very low efficiency gap, suggesting few votes are wasted, but its median seat is slightly (5 percentage points) more Republican-leaning than the state as a whole, which has led to some grumbling by Democrats: The map makes it quite possible that the state’s congressional delegation would split 4-4 even though Colorado has trended blue in recent elections. Democrats currently control all levers of government in the state and — setting aside good government — would have been able to draw the maps to their advantage had voters not approved the formation of an independent redistricting commission in 2018.

Hispanic advocacy groups are also upset because they say the new map does not give enough power to Hispanic voters. Although almost one quarter of Colorado’s population is Hispanic, no district has an Hispanic plurality; the closest is the new 8th District, whose voting-age population is 35 percent Hispanic.

Latest updates
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Nov. 1, 2021
The Colorado Supreme Court approved the congressional districting plan drawn by the state's independent redistricting commission.
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Oct. 12, 2021
The Colorado Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission filed a reply in support of the final congressional plan with the state Supreme Court. Oral arguments will be live streamed on October 12 at 1 PM.
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Oct. 1, 2021
The Colorado Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission submitted the congressional redistricting plan to the Colorado Supreme Court for final approval.

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Who controls redistricting in Colorado in 2021?
Neither party fully controls the congressional redistricting process. New maps are drawn and enacted by an independent commission made up of citizens.