Democrat Mary Peltola defeated Sarah Palin in the Alaska Special election to replace Rep. Don Young in Congress.
She is the FIRST DEMOCRAT to win the House seat in solid red Alaska in 50 Years!
The GOP legislature this year implemented rank choice voting and mail-in ballots.
ALASKA IS LOST!
In a historic election, Sarah Palin has lost her bid to serve out the remainder of Republican Rep. Don Young’s term in the U.S. House, which ends in January. Rep. Young died in March at age 88.
The results from the State Review Board were announced live via Facebook Wednesday night, revealing that Democratic candidate Mary Peltola brought in 91,206 votes, while Palin’s count was 85,987.
With her victory, Peltola becomes the first Democrat to hold the seat in 50 years and also the first woman and first Indigenous Alaskan.
The special election on Aug. 16 marked the first time Alaska voters used ranked-choice ballots in a general election. State officials allowed a large window of time for mail-in ballots to arrive, delaying the final results.
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