Donors sue to block Alaska's campaign finance disclosure rules

JUNEAU (AP) — Political donors have sued over state campaign finance rules enacted under a 2020 voter initiative, arguing the donor disclosure rules are burdensome and could lead to reprisals against them and their business interests in a climate of “cancel culture.”

The disclosure rules were part of a ballot measure that overhauled Alaska’s elections system and was passed by voters in 2020. Provisions of the measure calling for open primaries and ranked-choice voting in general elections were challenged previously in state courts and upheld.

At issue in the new lawsuit, which was filed in fed...

 

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