JUNEAU, Alaska (KINY) - Members of the United States Electoral College will cast their vote Monday, which ultimately elects the President and Vice-President of the United States.
Alaska has three electors as each state gets a number of electors equal to its United States Congressional representation.
Alaska's three presidential electors are under pressure to choose someone other than the Republican nominee.
Former Governor Sean Parnell tells the Alaska Dispatch he fully intends to vote for Donald Trump. Former Lieutenant Governor Loren Leman
adds that his wife, Carolyn, another Elector, is also likely to vote that way, though Carolyn Leman herself declined to comment. The third elector, Jacqueline Tupou of Juneau, says she has been concerned by some of trump's actions, but she'd only consider defecting if there were a credible alternative candidate. All three say they've received hundreds of phone calls and e-mails from across the country urging them to reject their party's nominee.
Meanwhile, an Anchorage woman filed a lawsuit to stop the republican electors from voting for trump, but it's been thrown out of court.
At 11:00 a.m., Alaska's 3 Electors will vote in Juneau at Alaska’s new Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff Library, Archives and Museum. Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott will preside at the meeting of the Electors. The public is welcome to attend.
The Juneau Douglas High School Choir/Alaska Youth Choir will perform and there will be a Presentation of Colors by members of the District 17 U.S. Coast Guard.