“In Alaska, we do not have anyone in jail for simple possession of marijuana,” a spokesperson for the office of the governor said by email when asked about the president’s planned action.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki had nothing but praise for the process that led to the passage of the bill. “This bill is an example of the critical bipartisan work that can be done in Congress,” she said, “and the president is grateful to Sen. Murkowski and Congressman Young for their leadership in this area.”
“As President, I will do what President Trump has failed to do: listen to the scientists and experts to protect Bristol Bay — and all it offers to Alaska, our country, and the world.”
So many variables have changed, it’s difficult to really judge how a by-mail, ranked-choice election might change things in Alaska.