Alaska Redistricting Board Close to Final Plan

The Alaska Redistricting Board has adopted a new map that appears to resolve the major problems raised in a lawsuit over an earlier map.

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by Associated Press

FAIRBANKS- The Alaska Redistricting Board has adopted a new map that appears to resolve the major problems raised in a lawsuit over an earlier map.


But an attorney for the Fairbanks-area residents who brought that lawsuit said the plaintiffs need to do a full analysis before deciding what to do.


The board plans to meet Sunday to consider final adoption of the map. The plan then would be submitted to the court for approval.


Additional challenges could be filed but board attorney Michael White believes the latest plan meets constitutional muster.


He said it's the best plan for Alaska voters.


The Alaska Supreme Court ordered the board to redraw the map for the 2014 elections after allowing an interim map to be used last year.