Impact of Competitive Congressional Districts on Compactness and Political Subdivision Splits in Colorado, The
Colorado voters approved Amendment Y to the state constitution in November 2018. This amendment calls for competitive congressional districts in Colorado. The problem is that creating competitive districts conflicts with other districting principles. The research question is what impact will drawing competitive congressional districts have on measures of compactness and preserving political subdivisions. A quantitative-descriptive research design was employed to evaluate this impact by constructing two experimental competitive maps that prioritize preserving political subdivisions and compactness, ...
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Liller, Dwayne E.