Letters to the Editor
Give credit to Democrats in this case; they were responsible for redistricting back in 2001 and 2002
Just read the May 1 article regarding the SD 31 vacancy committee in Denver. You state that the district was “hobbled together by Republicans” who controlled redistricting.
The district was neither drawn by Republicans nor could it have been.
First, Democrats controlled the Senate during 2001 and 2002.
Second, a “nonpartisan” commission draws the legislative lines. In 2001-02, the commission was effectively controlled by Democrats. However, as the Chief Justice, who controls the balance of power on the commission, she appointed four very partisan Democrats. The commission voted over and over again 6-5 for the Democrats and against the Republicans in 2001 and 2002.