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Sat Dec 17, 2016, 05:36 AM

Judge in Alaska tosses lawsuit against electors

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) A federal judge in Alaska has thrown out a lawsuit brought by a Hillary Clinton supporter seeking to prevent the state's three electoral college voters from casting votes for President-elect Donald Trump.

U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess said the electoral college is spelled out in the U.S. Constitution. He said in a written order that Janice Park's remedy rested not with the courts but with the constitutional amendment process.

Park, of Anchorage, claimed that electors casting votes for Trump would violate her Fifth Amendment right of equal protection and deny her the principle of one person, one vote. She based her claim on the fact that Clinton is winning the popular vote but will lose the electoral college.

Trump beat Clinton by nearly 47,000 votes in Alaska.

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