Don’t ignore the unaffiliated majority

Guest Commentary

I would like to comment on the recent Times article on the new redistricting maps for the county. Rather than celebrating that our county is whole now and no longer gerrymandered to split up our school, fire and river districts, and even family ranches, or the fact that Colorado is setting a new standard in the national political process by having an independent commission draw district lines, and the fact that the commission has equal representation between the parties and unaffiliated voters, the article focused on which party gained the advantage. It ignored that neither party represents the majority of active registered voters in our state or county. The attached table shows voter affiliation according to the Colorado Redistricting Commission website.

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