Tuesday, April 26, 2011

State Rep. Balmer: The Democrats are taking their maps and running home

House Republicans expressed disappointment Monday after Democrats gave up on the Joint Select Committee on Redistricting, forfeiting the committee’s goal of presenting a bipartisan redistricting map. Instead, Democrats announced they will introduce their own maps, which many Colorado news papers, have criticized as “not good for Colorado.”

Committee co-chair, State Rep. David Balmer, R-Centennial, released the following statement regarding the Democrats’ decision:

“I’m really disappointed. Republicans on the committee asked Democrats time and time again to sit with us and draw a map in public that is fair for Coloradans.

“After hours and hours of testimony, and thousands of calls and emails, Democrats decided that they didn’t want to work with us. Instead, they are taking their maps and running home.

“Republicans will continue our efforts to draw a map for Colorado that is fair, with district lines adjusted to account for population shifts. Hopefully the House Democrat caucus will be more open to working with us to draw a fair map.”

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