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Lisa Murkowski: I Will Vote to Affirm Biden’s Victory



Sen. Lisa Murkowski, of Alaska, issued a statement on Saturday, saying that she will “vote to affirm the 2020 election results” when Congress meets Wednesday to formally count the votes of the Electoral College and certify President-elect Joe Biden as the next president of the United States.

“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,” the Alaska Republican said in her statement published on her website.

“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,” she added.

Murkowski’s statement comes as several GOP senators said they will join President Trump to object to the electoral college results.