Challenge to Colorado congressional map plan over minority protections announced already

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The Denver Gazette
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Mark Gaber, an attorney specializing in redistricting litigation with the Campaign Legal Center, a nonprofit organization that advocates for civic and democratic participation, said before a full day had passed that the maps simply fail to meet the requirements of the state’s constitution. “The question isn’t, ‘do we need to draw districts according to the VRA?’, they need to ask whether they meet the specific requirements in the state constitution,” Gaber said. Gaber, who is working with the League of United Latin American Citizens, said the commissions needed to more carefully analyze election results data.

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