NEWS: Rep. Tarr Asks Electoral College Members to Consider National Security Concerns Before Casting Today’s Presidential Vote

Rep. Geran Tarr

State Sponsored Interference in the Presidential Election Must be Thoroughly Investigated

December 19, 2016

Anchorage – Alaska State Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) is calling on the members of the Electoral College to examine their options and voice their support for an investigation into Russian government interference into our Presidential election.

“It has become clear that the Russian government meddled in our Presidential election by using cyber-terrorism in an effort to help Donald Trump be elected President,” said Rep. Tarr.  “I want the members of the Electoral College to consider their responsibility to the nation before they vote today.  They should join President Obama and Senate Majority Leader McConnell in calling for a complete investigation of the Russian hacking.”

Rep. Tarr is hopeful that electors will consider all their options, including delaying today’s Electoral College vote.

“I find it truly frightening that more and more evidence is pointing to Russian interference in our election,” said Rep. Tarr.  “This is about the national security of our country and making sure we don’t allow a foreign government to influence a Presidential election in the United State.”

538 electors from the 50 states and the District of Columbia will meet at locations across the country today at 11:00 a.m. to cast their electoral votes.  Alaska’s three electors will meet in Juneau at the new Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff Library, Archives, and Museum.  The event will be streamed live on  

For more information, please contact Rep. Geran Tarr’s office at (907) 269-0144.



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