Throughout the 2022 cycle, we'll be providing quick updates on important redistricting developments in each state. Be sure to visit our "Road Map to Redistricting" for an overview of who controls the process and links to our state-by-state analysis. Also be sure to bookmark our "House Incumbents Most at Risk" and "Enacted Maps & 2022 Ratings" interactives.
Just minutes before Tuesday night's deadline, Colorado's new independent redistricting commission voted 11-1 to adopt a new map that would largely protect the state's four Democratic and three GOP incumbents and create a competitive new 8th CD in the northern Denver suburbs. The plan now advances to the state Supreme Court for final review, which is expected to be a formality.
Many Democrats are disappointed that the map gives Republicans the opportunity to win a 4D-4R split out of a state that voted for President Biden by 13 points. But the likely map isn't that surprising: the reform voters passed in 2018 gave Republicans, Democrats and unaffiliated voters equal numbers on the commission, and enshrined competitiveness as one of the criteria.
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