Supreme Court agrees Democratic card must prevail for 2022 Senate and House elections in Anchorage


Alaska Democrats and their surrogate activists won in the Alaska Supreme Court, which today ruled in favor of using a Democratic-designed map for a Senate district in Anchorage .

Republicans will lose at least one Senate seat, leading to a coalition government in the Senate.

Last week, Superior Court Judge Thomas Matthews ruled against the map that associated Eagle River with parts of Anchorage Hill and Eagle River, and ordered the Alaska Redistricting Board to to use the Democrat card for the next election.

Every 10 years, political boundaries are redrawn in Alaska to compensate for population shifts. The exercise is political and is still the subject of legal proceedings.

The Supreme Court, in its agreement with the judge, said there was no need for argument. The full review is at this link:

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Suzanne Downing had a career in business and journalism before becoming Director of Faith and Community Initiatives for Florida Governor Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as a speechwriter for Governor Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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