A pressure campaign on state legislators to influence the electoral outcome is not only unprecedented but inconsistent with our democratic process. It is time to begin the full and formal transition process. — Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
A pressure campaign on state legislators to influence the electoral outcome is not only unprecedented but inconsistent with our democratic process. It is time to begin the full and formal transition process. — Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski called on Trump to begin transition process and said courts found his claims to be 'without merit'
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said on Sunday that President Donald Trump should begin the transition process to President-elect Joe Biden.
  • "President Trump has had the opportunity to litigate his claims, and the courts have thus far found them without merit," she said in a statement.
  • Murkowski was one of the first Republican senators to congratulate the president-elect, along with Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah and Susan Collins of Maine.
"President Trump has had the opportunity to litigate his claims, and the courts have thus far found them without merit," she said in a statement.

Trump has refused to concede the election and mounted a flurry of legal challenges in battleground states. Murkowski's statement came a day after a judge dismissed a Trump campaign lawsuit in Pennsylvania.

The Republican senator said it is important to "respect the integrity of the elections process."

"A pressure campaign on state legislators to influence the electoral outcome is not only unprecedented but inconsistent with our democratic process," she said. "It is time to begin the full and formal transition process."