A Republican senator has proposed a bill he said would make elections more secure. But it’s raising concerns among advocates for making it easier to vote, who favor a bill proposed by a Democratic House member.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough will go through with purchasing and leasing several ADA-compliant voting machines.
Sen. Mike Shower said he wants to increase voters’ confidence in the voting system.
Experts who have experience with Alaska’s new elections system have some advice: educate and test.
She acknowledged that the Alaska Republican Party may censure her for her vote to convict Trump. She said she put her obligation to support the Constitution first.
In 2022, it won’t be just Republican voters who decide whether Murkowski should advance to the November ballot.
“The angry mob can interrupt,” Sen. Murkowski said. “But they cannot rule. We will not let them rule.”
Claims of voter fraud have been debunked. Over 60 legal challenges to the election outcome from the Trump campaign have failed. But central peninsula House representatives have made the same claims that drove the mob in D.C. — that the 2020 election was fraudulent.
One participant said the rally celebrated the 61st anniversary of Alaska’s statehood. Another said he hoped to ensure the next national election was more secure. Some said they accepted the results of the 2020 election, others did not.
Alaska’s Dan Sullivan is among 20 Republican senators who haven’t declared themselves with or against the Trump loyalists.