They’re changing the maps to run Boebert out of office:
The nonpartisan Colorado Independent Redistricting Commissions released its first map outlining the new congressional districts based on the 2020 Census Bureau data. It previously released a sketch in June based off population estimates.
The new map would lump in the entire northern part of the current 3rd district, represented by Boebert, into Neguse’s 2nd district. Not only would this move a huge group of Boebert’s constituents into a blue district, it would also mean Boebert’s home is now located in the 2nd district.
The Constitution only requires House members to live in the state they represent, not the exact district, so Boebert could decide to run again in the 3rd District.
If she plans to run in 2022 for the 2nd district seat, however, Boebert would now face a tough race in a solidly-Democratic district.
Boebert, a 34-year-old mother of four boys, lives in Silt, Colorado, which is in Garfield county – a district currently in the more northern section of the 3rd congressional district that would be swallowed into the 2nd district if the new proposal is accepted.
The version of the redistricted map splits the state into four safe Democratic seats, three safe Republican seats and a new swing seat just north of Denver where Democratic voters outnumbered Republicans by just 1.9 percentage points in the 2020 Senate election.
Boebert, a staunch Trump ally and 2nd Amendment defender, was elected to Congress in November 2020 to represent Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.