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Alaska House candidate files lawsuit over ballot change

In this July 28, 2018, photo, Alyse Galvin addresses a group of volunteers in Anchorage, Alaska, before they set out to campaign door-to-door on her behalf. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Democratic-nominated independent candidate for the U.S. House has filed a lawsuit against the Alaska Division of Elections to block a new ballot design ahead of the November election. The Anchorage Daily News reported Alyse Galvin’s lawsuit opposes a change to the Alaska general election ballot eliminating a requirement for candidates to list their party affiliation. The new ballot shows only whether a candidate reached the ballot by a petition or party nomination. The lawsuit claims the new design harms Galvin. She has advertised herself as an independent candidate but the new ballot identifies her as the Democratic nominee.

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