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‘I swore an oath’: U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski will vote to affirm 2020 election

Published: Jan. 2, 2021 at 2:16 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) -U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) issued the following statement regarding the upcoming meeting of Congress to formally count the votes of the Electoral College and certify the 2020 presidential election:

“I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and that is what I will do January 6—just as I strive to do every day as I serve the people of Alaska. I will vote to affirm the 2020 presidential election. The courts and state legislatures have all honored their duty to hear legal allegations and have found nothing to warrant overturning the results. I urge my colleagues from both parties to recognize this and to join me in maintaining confidence in the Electoral College and our elections so that we ensure we have the continued trust of the American people.”

Federal law requires the states to deliver certified Electoral College results to the Vice President, serving as president of the Senate, and other parties by December 23. Then, on January 6th, a joint meeting of Congress is held to certify the electoral votes and officially declare the winners of the presidential election.

In the 2020 presidential election, President-elect Joe Biden received 306 votes and President Donald Trump received 232 votes from the Electoral College, with 270 votes needed to declare a winner.

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