Meyer’s announcement came at the end of a news conference in which he and Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced they would introduce a catch-all election bill which they say is aimed at improving transparency and confidence in the election process.
Dunleavy could take heat from supporters regardless of what he decides. Meyer is at the center of criticism from conservative voters in places like the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, who are unhappy with how last year’s election was conducted.
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.
Dunleavy signed a resolution asking Congress and President Biden to exempt Alaska from a federal law that requires cruise ships headed to Alaska to stop in Canada.
A staffer from Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s Anchorage office felt sick last weekend and tested positive for the coronavirus.
A Division of Elections spokesperson said the lack of a proper witness signature was the number one reason why the division rejected ballots in 2016 and 2018.
Judge William Morse sided with the backers of the initiative and wrote in an 18-page order that the summary provided by Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer was not impartial, as required by state law.
It’s the first time in years that private industry in the state has pitched in money to move the gasline project forward.