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Sat Nov 2, 2019, 09:08 PM

Colorado passed anti-gerrymandering laws last year; former AG Holder says there's more work to do

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told local activists and elected officials Saturday that although Colorado voters passed redistricting measures intended to prevent partisan gerrymandering, the fight for fair elections is not over here.

“This needs to be a movement,” Holder said, “not just a moment.”

Holder, who served in the Obama administration, held a similar event over a year ago in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood to stump for Amendments Y and Z, the new redistricting measures. He returned today as part of a larger effort to ensure the new redistricting process is carried out correctly.

Redistricting follows the once-every-decade U.S. Census. The population count is the starting point for drawing the boundaries of Congressional and legislative districts, and for the distribution of government funding.

Read more: https://www.coloradoindependent.com/2019/10/26/colorado-redistricting-eric-holder-gerrymandering/

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