• Trump-backed Palin lost to Democrat Mary Peltola, who made history by becoming first Alaska Native, first woman to be elected to her state’s lone House seat.
  • Novel, ranked-choice voting system by which Petola won has drawn fierce criticism from some conservatives.
  • Defenders of process say it rewards less polarizing candidates, more positive campaigns.
  • Palin also is called for the state to provide more information on rejected ballots in her defeat.