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Oct 31, 2011 12:45 PM by Matt Stafford

Colo. congressional redistricting suit wraps up

DENVER (AP) - A trial over how to draw the new boundaries of Colorado's congressional districts is wrapping up in Denver.

Attorneys for Democrats, Republicans and other political interests were delivering their closing arguments Monday in a case that could impact political races next year.

A judge is considering about a half-dozen maps, including proposals from both major parties and Latino groups who say they want to make sure the growing Hispanic population is fairly represented.

Democrats and Republicans filed lawsuits after the Legislature failed to agree on new districts this spring to reflect population changes in the last decade. Republicans say they want minimal changes to the current districts. Democrats say districts should change to make races more competitive.

The state's House delegation has four Republicans and three Democrats.

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