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More States Move To Nonpartisan Redistricting To Limit Gerrymandering

This year’s census will help determine how states redraw their electoral maps –– something that’s typically the purview of the political party that happens to be in power.

But a growing number of states are trying something different this time. At least 17 states have committed to using nonpartisan commissions or other nontraditional methods in their redistricting this year in an effort to prevent partisan gerrymandering.

One of them is Colorado.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd talks to Jessika Shipley, who is overseeing efforts to establish two new, nonpartisan commissions on redistricting in the state.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org. Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.