Mary Peltola, Republican Sarah Palin Alaska House Election Outcome Uncertain In Ranked-Choice Vote

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

At a glance

  • Alaska Democratic Rep. Mary Peltola and Republican Sarah Palin rank among the two top leaders in the state’s House race. However, the winner will unlikely be confirmed for several days under the state’s new ranked-choice voting system.
  • Peltola currently leads with 47.34 percent of the vote (101,236), with Palin at 26.66 percent (57,005), fellow Republican Nick Begich at 24.27 percent (51,896), and Libertarian Chris Bye at 1.74 percent (3,716).
  • An estimated 70 percent of the votes have been counted so far.
  • Peltola won the special election in August based on receiving more second-place votes despite only reaching 40 percent of the total vote.

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