Electoral College


Murkowski will vote to affirm Biden as president

When the joint session of Congress convenes on Jan. 6 to tally up the Electoral College votes, Sen. Lisa Murkowski will vote to affirm Joe Biden as the president elect. Murkowski issued a statement to this effect on Jan. 2. “I swore an oath to support and

Alaska members of Electoral college vote for Trump/Pence

On Dec. 14 at 11:30 a.m., Alaska’s three Presidential Electors cast their votes for President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Alaska’s three electors are part of the U.S. Electoral College, which includes 538 men and women, chosen by their

Could Alaska decide the next president? It’s possible.

With the electoral college votes of five key states still unknown and the presidential winner still undecided, there is a scenario in which Alaska’s three electoral votes could determine whether President Trump or Joe Biden wins the White House. As of

In defense of the Electoral College – part 2

Editor’s note: This is the second of two columns in defense of the Electoral College system of electing a president. Read part one here. The 1960 World Series was one of the greatest of all time. If you are not a baseball fan, the Pittsburgh Pirates

In defense of the Electoral College – Part 1

When the U.S. Constitution was formulated in 1787, the choosing of a president was meant to be outside of the vagaries of popular sentiments, and placed rather in the hands of experienced, mature and proven “elder statesmen” that would be chosen by the