Some key numbers for Longmont: the September proposal had 75,050 of Longmont’s 86,270 population in Dist. 11, and the remaining 11,190 in Dist. 10 (none in 12). This new commission map has 59,998 of Longmont’s pop. in Dist. 11, and 26,242 in Dist. 12.
The new proposed HD11 is also unbalanced party-wise — with 35.1% D, 29.9% R, and 34.2% UAF — whereas the September map had a closely balanced three-way split of competitiveness .
As Clear the Bench Colorado predicts, back to the Colorado Supreme Court we go.
Additional commentary from People’s Press Collective (Nov. 30): Seeing Stars: Chicago-Style Gerrymandering in Colorado
Addendum: Original approved map (Sept. 2011)