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Alaska Cleared in Election Complaint

Mary Pemberton / Associated Press / August 21, 2008

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The state's political watchdog agency has dismissed a complaint accusing Alaska state officials of trying to unfairly influence the outcome of a ballot measure aimed at its predator control program.

The Alaska Public Offices Commission dismissed the complaint from the Alaska Wildlife Alliance. The group, which is promoting Ballot Measure 2, requested APOC look into the state's spending of public funds on materials provided to the public in recent weeks on predator control.

The Alaska Wildlife Alliance says the commission's ruling was based on the fact that the materials provided by the state never expressly told residents to vote against the ballot measure. The commission also found that the materials were educational.

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