Mar 2, 2022 - Politics

Charted: Colorado gets high marks on redistricting

Grades for new 2022 congressional maps, by state
Data: Princeton Gerrymandering Project with RepresentUs; Table: Axios Visuals

Colorado's new independent redistricting process is winning rave reviews from national analysts.

What's new: The Princeton Gerrymandering Project and RepresentUs gave the state an "A" grade for its new congressional maps as part of the Redistricting Report card.

  • The scores are generated by an algorithm and calculations that measure partisan bias, competitiveness and geographic manipulation in new district lines, writes Axios' Stef Kight.
  • The three states β€” Michigan, Arizona and Colorado β€” that received the top mark tapped independent commissions to draw the new districts, as opposed to partisan lawmakers.

What to watch: A handful of states β€” including our Axios colleagues in Florida, North Carolina and Ohio β€” are still fighting over how to draw congressional districts with the 2020 census data.

  • Colorado finished the process nearly four months ago.
avatar

Get more local stories in your inbox with Axios Denver.

🌱

Support local journalism by becoming a member.

Learn more

More Denver stories

Denverpostcard

Get a free daily digest of the most important news in your backyard with Axios Denver.

🌱

Support local journalism by becoming a member.

Learn more