Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s (R-Alaska) primary challenger Kelly Tshibaka is insisting that the results of the presidential election are in doubt.
“We don’t know the outcome of the 2020 election,” Tshibaka said. “In the 2020 election, there were questions raised in several states, and we’re not allowed to look into the questions of those allegations to see what actually happened.”
She added, “I still have questions, and I think millions of other Americans do too.”
Former President Donald Trump lost his reelection bid to Biden, who won 306 electoral votes handily clearing the 270 electoral threshold needed to clinch the White House. However, Trump repeatedly made unfounded claims that the election was stolen through widespread fraud.
His campaign filed dozens of lawsuits challenging the election results which failed to reverse the election.
Murkowski was one of seven Republican senators who voted to convict Trump on the charge of “incitement of insurrection” for what lawmakers allege was his role in inciting his supporters on Jan. 6 as lawmakers met to certify the results of the election.
Trump was acquitted as the Democratic impeachment managers were not able to sway enough Republican senators to meet the 67 vote threshold for conviction.
After her vote in favor of conviction, the Alaska Republican Party voted to censure Murkowski and vowed to “recruit a Republican Party challenger to oppose and prohibit Senator Murkowski from being a candidate in any Republican primary to the extent legally permissible.”
The Alaska senator was asked by CNN if she was worried about her primary challenge. She said, “You’ve got to remember– I’m a crazy person.”
“I had a write-in campaign with a name like Murkowski. I’m not afraid of hard,” she said in reference to her successful write-in campaign for reelection in 2010.
Still, she admitted that the political atmosphere is different this time around, “We’ll see how much is invested in the sense of time and energy and resources by those that think that I should have been a more loyal Trump supporter.”
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