Redistricting Board Withdraws Request for Delay

The Alaska Redistricting Board has withdrawn its request to push back to January a possible trial in the fight over its latest map.

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by Associated Press

JUNEAU- The Alaska Redistricting Board has withdrawn its request to push back to January a possible trial in the fight over its latest map.

The board requested the delay last week, citing the ongoing treatment of lead attorney Michael White, who was diagnosed with cancer.
Plaintiffs opposed a delay, and White's co-counsel Nicole Corr said in court documents Monday that the board recognizes the importance of the issues involved and the need to have a redistricting plan in place "without delay."
She says if the judge decides a hearing or trial is needed, the board will be ready to on the dates currently set aside, Dec. 9-16.
Superior Court Judge Michael McConahy initially set aside time for possible hearings in November, but moved that back to December, at the board's request.

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Guest said on Tuesday, Nov 5 at 3:09 PM

It would be nice if it was bipartisan. Whether it is a red state or a blue state gerrymandering is a cancer on our democracy. The boundaries are supposed to represent the changes in population not a way for one party to get a political advantage over the other. Look what it has done to the U.S. House. In total there was over a million more votes for democratic representatives yet the GOP holds more seats. Take Michigan for instance. Democrats had 50.9% of the vote and the GOP had 45.9% of the votes yet the GOP has a 9-5 seat advantage to the Democrats. How is that democracy? That is not how our government was intended to work.

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