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Alaska Special Election – Democrat Mary Peltola Defeats GOP Sarah Palin

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Democrat Mary Peltola has defeated former Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin in Alaska’s Special Election to finish out the rest of the term held by the late GOP Rep. Don Young, who died in March after serving 49 years in congress. Young was the longest-serving republican member in the U.S. House of Representatives. 

The Associated Press called the race for Peltola with 51.5% against Palin’s 48.5 percent. Palin was endorsed by former President Donald Trump. 

Peltola will be the first Alaska Native to serve in Congress. She is a former member of the state House and interim executive director of the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission.

Alaska’s August 16 primary Special Election results were delayed until now because Alaskans approved the rank-choice voting method. 

Alaska changed their primary election rules of voting by political party primaries becoming the second state after Maine to adopted such a process. 

Rank-choice has its downside. 

In the primary, every candidate is on the ballot – not by party split. Voters cast their support for their first choice and second choice. If no candidate gets 51% plus one to win, the next stage of counting after absentee vote inclusion continues. 

If no candidate achieves 50% plus one vote wins, then the process shifts to dropping the lower-ranked candidate, and taking their voters’ second choice candidates to add to those surviving candidates. 

This Special Election result is expected to be certified on September 2. 

Peltola and Palin are still on the ballot , and will face-off for the same congressional seat in the November general election race for the same congressional seat.

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7 comments

D3F1ANT September 1, 2022 at 12:04 am

Ranked Choice is just another way for Democrats to manipulate votes and steal elections.

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Larry Folds September 1, 2022 at 1:10 am

Are republicns just stupid, or what? Why do I waste my vote on them? They really seem like they don’t know how to play the game the way it’s rigged to play. If they can’t win with the army they have, perhaps they should just STFU and go home and hand the nation over to criminals called democrats. It’s really gotten obvious that democrats play to win and republicans play not to lose.

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jack johnson September 1, 2022 at 6:35 am

This means little…..the real election for the seat is in November. Alaska elected the moron Murkowski, so I expect very little from them.

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Drew September 1, 2022 at 7:10 am

fraud again, why would Alaska vote democrat when it is a red state and how was it just wnough to not trigger the ranked choice. This will happen in every state and the majority of states will be just enough to keep either democeats or rino/establishment republicans.

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Divia September 1, 2022 at 8:04 am

Alaska has been the testing ground for the democratic/socialist/communist left’s newest tactics for 40 years now. Ballot harvesting, vote changing, mail-in ballot fraud and more…it’s all been tested in Alaska because, outside of Anchorage and Fairbanks, the rest of the state doesn’t give a harry rat’s patootie about politics as long as they are left alone. How do IO know? I lived in Wasilla for almost 30 years

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Anticommie September 1, 2022 at 8:57 am

The right needs to cheat as well as the cheaters aka democrat commietards.

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Htos1av September 1, 2022 at 10:50 am

What a commutarded looking qwnt!!!

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