More redistricting commissioners selected, new delays predicted

Commissioners for Colorado’s first independent citizens redistricting commissions continue to be selected from thousands of applicants, with two Republicans, two Democrats and two unaffiliated voters selected Friday for the legislative redistricting commission.

Eventually there will be four Republicans, four Democrats and four unaffiliated commissioners each on the legislative and congressional commissions.

The selection process comes as the Census Bureau has announced that the data required for the once-in-a-decade political remapping, as prescribed in the U.S. Constitution, will be delayed until fall, missing the spring deadline by months this year. The delay could have an effect on the 2022 election cycle, if new maps can’t be prepared in time. 

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