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Challenge Filed to Latest Redistricting Plan
A challenge has been filed to the Alaska Redistricting Board's latest stab at redrawing the state's political boundaries.
JUNEAU- A challenge has been filed to the Alaska Redistricting Board's latest stab at redrawing the state's political boundaries.
It was filed Thursday on behalf of Fairbanks-area residents George Riley and Ron Dearborn, who had sued over an earlier redistricting plan in 2011. An attorney for the men, Jason Gazewood, last week warned that a challenge to the new map was planned.
The filing alleges that Fairbanks-area districts, as well as two districts in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and one for the Kenai Peninsula Borough, do not meet state constitutional requirements.
The challenge seeks to have a master or masters appointed to advise the court on any necessary changes.
An attorney for the board, Michael White, says the board believes the plan is "constitutional in all respects."
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