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Amendments Y and Z

 

October 17, 2018

Both of these amendments are designed to do away with the partisan re-arrangement of voting districts we experience every 10 years. You may have heard the term "gerrymandering." Gerrymandering refers to the practice of one political party, usually the one holding the majority, to manipulate the boundaries of (an electoral constituency) so as to favor one party or class. This practice ensures the "reigning" party's success in continuing their party's majority. The way Colorado creates our legislative districts following our census every 10 years gives the party in power the ability to creat...



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