The Haines Borough Assembly has an emergency meeting scheduled for Friday morning on the latest redistricting map.
The latest incarnation, revised for Southeast, would put Haines and Skagway in the same House district as the Mendenhall Valley.
Haines Assembly members are expected to decide whether the Borough should jump into the lawsuit objecting to the redistricting plan.
The Haines Assembly has already gone on record objecting to being in a Juneau district. They would prefer to remain in a Southeast rural House district with a sufficient population of Native voters to satisfy the federal voting rights act.
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