Colorado Supreme Court hears oral arguments against new congressional redistricting map

“By tying it to electoral influence, you have to do a functional analysis of actual election results and compare it to what’s possible,” said Mark Gaber, an attorney representing the League of United Latin American Citizens and the Colorado League of United Latin American Citizens. Gaber also emphasized the importance of crossover districts, which would have a sizable minority population and enough white crossover voters to elect minority-preferred candidates. He argued that the language in Section 44.3 requires the commission to consider those types of districts, since a minority-majority district isn’t necessarily possible with the state’s dispersed Latino population.

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