But whether Murkowski—who said she’s wrestling with her future in a Republican party that’s beholden to Trump’s worst impulses—will vote to convict when the articles of impeachment reach the chamber is not yet clear. She says she’ll wait on the trial.
The Alaska Public Offices Commission today delayed decisions on three major campaign finance complaints as its limited staff struggles to keep up with higher-than-ever campaign activity, its director told commissioners today.
That order came on Monday, bringing finality to a race that has included a recount, a preposterous election contest that relied on Grand Canyon-sized leaps of logic and a conspiracy-laden recount appeal that accused dozens of voters of fraud without evidence.
Turns out you need evidence more convincing than someone who didn’t feel like waiting in line if you want a new election.
Ballot Measure 2 is aimed at empowering Alaska’s moderates and wrenching control of the state’s elections from political parties, specifically a Republican party that has placed party purity, power and Trump over everything.
“Ruerich’s testimony was akin to an assertion that, due to his familiarity with Alaska voters and elections, we should just take his word for it,” argued Snyder’s team.
The case can—and likely will—be appealed to the Alaska Supreme Court, which has already scheduled oral arguments for Jan. 6. The legislative session is set to begin on Jan. 19.
That’s not how any of this works.
The maximum civil penalty for the violations, which range from 607 days to 1,549 days at $50 per day, is $1.02 million. Staff recommends it be reduced by 99%.
Turns out the voting machines are pretty accurate.