Alaska, which is home to conservative hero Governor Sarah Palin, would likely support Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential election. It is traditionally considered a red state.
but now, Alaskan voters won’t find any information about Donald Trump in the state’s official voter’s guide. Instead, next to a large biography of Hillary Clinton, it will have this note.
The guides started arriving in mailboxes this week, but now election officials are trying to claim that no one from the Republican state or national party provided information for print.
The Alaska Division of Elections sent a letter to the Republican National Committee accepting Trump’s nomination, using the contact information on the certificate of nomination the RNC had sent to the state, according to Bahnke.
Bahnke shared an email with Alaska Dispatch News that she sent to Alaska Republican Party Chairman Tuckerman Babcock on Thursday morning in response to questions about the pamphlet. (Bahnke did not share Babcock’s email, only her response.)
“The same letter was copied to you, Paul Ryan, Chairman of the Republican National Convention; Susie Hudson, Presiding Secretary, Republican National Convention and the Federal Election Commission,” Bahnke wrote in the email to Babcock.
The state also asked for contact information for the Trump campaign, as it was not included on the certificate of nomination, and included a “bright orange” flier that explained how to submit information for the pamphlet, Bahnke wrote to Babcock.
But nobody ever responded, from either the state or national Republican Party.
Could someone have actively kept Trump off the ballot? Everyone knows how close the presidential election was, and the Trump campaign has grassroots organizations in every state. Perhaps this problem should have solved this problem before sending the mailers out?
A recent poll conducted for Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R), who is seeking reelection this year, showed Trump ahead by 3%. This mailer could have a huge impact on the November election result.