In a year when President Donald Trump is expected to be re-elected, the state of Alaska has a significant say in the presidential election.
And it is the only one of its two electors, the Democratic elector from Alaska, who is actually a Republican.
Republican state Sen. Chris Vance of Fairbanks said he supports Democratic candidate and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, who has endorsed Vance’s campaign.
“I’m in support of the candidate,” Vance said Tuesday.
“There are a lot of Republican electors who are going to vote for Sarah Palin.”
He said he was a longtime supporter of Palin, and had never met her.
Alaska was the only state in the country where a state’s two electors have a different party affiliation.
Both Vance and Republican State Rep. Bill Cramer of Fairview voted for Alaska Gov.
Treadwin was re-appointed to the state House of Representatives after Treadout resigned from the state Senate.
“As we speak, I’m in Anchorage, where I’ll be representing the people of Alaska and they will decide the fate of the country,” Treadway said Tuesday in an interview with Al Jazeera.
TREADWAY: It’s an important day for the people who have been living in Alaska for 40 years.
This is an important moment for our nation.
Al Jazeera’s Chris Brennan and Mark Felsenthal contributed to this report.