Judge again rules against redistricting map that benefits Eagle River voters

JUNEAU (AP) — A state court judge said a majority of members on the board tasked with redrawing Alaska’s legislative district boundaries appeared to have adopted a map that splits the Eagle River area into two Senate districts for “political reasons,” and he ordered a new map to be used for this year’s elections.

The rejected plan put Eagle River, north of Anchorage, and Girdwood, south of Anchorage, into the same Senate district, separated by about 25 miles of uninhabited Chugach State Park.

The judge said he found the board “intentionally discriminated against the communities” in order to ma...

 

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