Democrat Peltola beats Palin in Alaska special election upset

Welp… I guess Republicans will hate ranked-choice voting even more now.

«Democrat Mary Peltola has defeated Republican Sarah Palin in the special election for Alaska’s vacant House seat, a big upset over the former governor in the state’s first election under ranked-choice voting.


Peltola is a part of the Yup’ik indigenous community and has also served as the executive director of the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, bridging over 100 tribes together in Western Alaska.»

Of course… nothing’s ever permanent.

«Just to make it all a bit weirder, Peltola, Palin, and Begich are facing each other again on the ballot in November in the House general election. The winner tonight will serve out the rest of this term whereas the winner in the fall will get a full two-year term.»

[Update] As predicted:

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