Resolutions voted on this week by the Alaska Republican Party State Central Committee show weak support for Sen. Lisa Murkowski and exceedingly strong support for President Donald Trump.
The votes also show Republican activists favor the repeal of SB 91, and support the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend being enshrined in the Alaska Constitution with the traditional payment formula used prior to Gov. Bill Walker’s political method used in 2016:
Resolution 1: Condemn US Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s vote against Obamacare Repeal
- Passed 55% to 45%
Resolution 2: Withdraw support for SB 91 and Urge Repeal of SB 91 (Criminal justice reform)
- Passed 92% to 8%
Resolution 3: Urge Alaska media to reject and stop using propaganda from Southern Poverty Law Center
- Failed for lack of enough votes either way – no quorum
Resolution 4: Encourage Alaska federal delegation to support President Trump’s agenda
- Passed 86% to 14%
Resolution 5: Support constitutional protection for the Permanent Fund dividend
- Passed 77% to 23%
“This is a grassroots politics at its best. These are the volunteers representing all regions of the state weighing in on issues of the day,” said Tuckerman Babcock, Alaska Republican Party chairman.
The resolutions are bellwethers about where Republicans stand, he said, and they have the same basic power as the party platform.