Sen. Lisa Murkowski will vote to affirm the 2020 election

Published: Jan. 2, 2021 at 1:18 PM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Senator Lisa Murkowski says she will vote to affirm the 2020 election, according to a news release sent out on Saturday.

“The oath I took at my swearing-in was to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, and that is exactly what I will do,” says Murkowski.

The statement is in regards to the upcoming meeting with Congress to formally count the votes of the Electoral College and certify the 2020 presidential election.

“I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and that is what I will do January 6—just as I strive to do every day as I serve the people of Alaska. I will vote to affirm the 2020 presidential election. The courts and state legislatures have all honored their duty to hear legal allegations and have found nothing to warrant overturning the results. I urge my colleagues from both parties to recognize this and to join me in maintaining confidence in the Electoral College and our elections so that we ensure we have the continued trust of the American people,” stated Murkowski.

On January 6, a meeting of Congress is held to officially declare the winners of the presidential election.

In the 2020 presidential election, President Donal Trump received 232 votes from the Electoral College and President-elect Joe Biden received 306 votes.

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