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Lauren Boebert may lose her seat in Congress

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) speaks during a Freedom Caucus press conference on Aug 31, 2021.
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) speaks during a Freedom Caucus press conference on Aug 31, 2021.Photo: CSPAN

QAnon Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) may lose her seat if a nonpartisan state commission’s new congressional map is adopted. The commission has been tasked to redraw congressional districts based on the results of the last census.

But the once-a-decade tweak puts Boebert’s seat in jeopardy after the lines are drawn. Instead of living in a red area of the state, the new map would put her home inside a district currently held by Democratic Rep. Joe Neguse.

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That would leave the notorious Boebert with two options. The easier would be for her to move so that she lives in her district again, but her business and home have longstanding ties to the area.

Or if she doesn’t want a likely loss to Neguse, she could run in her district while living in the other. This route would make it harder for her to win a primary challenge by an actual area resident.

Neguse’s district includes Boulder and Fort Collins and is considered solidly Democratic.

The commission’s plan isn’t final yet, but both parties seem to be satisfied with it so far. The new map would keep four districts in Democrats’ hands and three solidly Republican. It would also create a swing district that voted slightly in favor of Democrats in the last presidential election.

Boebert is one of the most reviled members of Congress and is regularly mocked as one of the dumbest legislators. Earlier this month she praised the Taliban for “building back better” in an attempt to mock Biden that failed miserably.

She is facing serious allegations of financial misdeeds after questions have been raised about her campaign finances and her husband’s business dealings. A climate change denier and supporter of the fossil fuel industry, she was recently forced to disclose that her husband made over a million dollars “consulting” for an energy firm.

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