Panel set to vote on new Colo. legislative districts

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A Colorado commission charged with redrawing state legislative districts will vote on which maps to submit to the state Supreme Court in what has turned into a bitter partisan process.

The 11-member panel is considering several maps Tuesday, including Democratic-drawn proposals that Republicans have blasted because they pit several GOP incumbents against each other.

Pairing same-party incumbents in next year’s contests could increase Democrats’ five-vote advantage in the Senate and jeopardize Republicans’ one-vote edge in the House. Legislative districts are redrawn every 10 years to account for population changes.

The commission must submit maps to the court by Dec. 6.