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UPDATE: Alaska sends letter to U.S. Supreme Court in support of Texas election lawsuit

Published: Dec. 10, 2020 at 4:04 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Update: At 6:51 p.m. the Attorney General of Alaska issued a press release stating that Alaska submitted a letter to the United States Supreme Court that adds Alaska to the list of amici states supporting Texas in its lawsuit against Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Amicus briefs, also known as “friend of the court” briefs, allow parties not directly involved in a lawsuit to show support in a case before the court. The request follows 19 other states that have supported Texas in its effort to safeguard the integrity of the election and ensure the election was fair and honest. The state expects the Supreme Court to act quickly to decide this matter.

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Original story: Alaska will not join Texas and other states in a lawsuit challenging the state of Pennsylvania’s election.

In a Facebook post on his official page, Governor Mike Dunleavy said that when he became aware of the lawsuit, there was not enough time to analyze it. According to Dunleavy, the deadline to join the case has passed.

“As governor of Alaska, I have an obligation to thoroughly understand the facts at hand before committing to such a suit. I’ll be the first to admit that I was disappointed that we didn’t have enough time to thoroughly review the details. Had this not been the case, we may have come to a different decision,” the post read.

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