Lawmakers wrap up statewide hearings on redistricting this week. A bi-partisan committee has traveled across Colorado to get input from voters on drawing new congressional lines. The legislature is charged with writing the map for congressional districts after this latest census. As part of our Capitol Conversation series, Bente Birkeland explores the history and complications of having politicians write the map.

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