Judge dismisses lawsuit to block Alaska electors from voting for Trump
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit from a Hillary Clinton supporter who sued Alaska's three members of the Electoral College.
U.S. District court Judge Timothy Burgess granted the defendants' motion to dismiss.
In its motion, the Attorney General and Assistant Attorney General argued, "the plaintiff has failed to state a claim for which relief may be granted because the Electoral College is part of the constitutional framework for electing the President and Vice-President of the United States of America."
In its argument, attorneys for the defendant also cited that last month, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California dismissed essentially the same complaint filed by John Birke.
In that ruling, the California District Court denied Birke's motion, concluding that "no lawsuit can replace the Electoral college; only a constitutional amendment can do so."
Electors meet in Juneau on Monday to cast Alaska's three votes, likely for President- Elect Donald Trump.