State of Alaska

Alaska Legislative Redistricting Challenge (Matanuska-Susitna Borough)

Matanuska-Susitna Borough v. Alaska Redistricting Board

Lawsuit brought by Matanuska-Susitna Borough and a voter challenging Alaska’s newly-drawn state House districts following the release of 2020 census data. The plaintiffs claim that the maps, approved by the Alaska Redistricting Board, do not properly represent the borough’s population growth over the past decade and violate the Alaska and U.S. Constitutions. The lawsuit argues that every state House district within the borough is overpopulated as compared to the rest of Alaska’s House districts and, therefore, the votes of Matanuska-Susitna Borough are diluted. The lawsuit asks the court to declare the map invalid and order the creation of a new House district map. The case was consolidated with four other lawsuits challenging the new legislative districts.

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