State of Alaska

Alaska Legislative Redistricting Challenge (Wilson)

Wilson v. Alaska Redistricting Board

Lawsuit filed on behalf of three individuals challenging the process and outcome of Alaska’s recent round of legislative redistricting following the release of 2020 census data. The complaint alleges that the Alaska Redistricting Board violated multiple provisions of the Alaska Constitution and statutes by failing to present plans, hold all of its meetings publicly and take into account the feedback of communities on draft maps. The lawsuit also challenges the configuration of new state Senate districts in the Anchorage area, arguing that the board drew the districts ignoring “the demographic, economic, and geographic characteristics of these communities” and therefore diluted the voting power of Anchorage’s diverse population. The lawsuit asks the court to block the use of the new state Senate districts in future elections and order the creation of a new map that keeps communities of interest together. The case was consolidated with four other lawsuits challenging the new legislative districts; all future filings can be found here.

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