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Wed Aug 31, 2022, 08:01 PM

Democrat Mary Peltola wins special House election, will be first Alaska Native elected to Congress

Democrat Mary Peltola was the apparent winner of Alaska’s special U.S. House race and is set to become the first Alaska Native in Congress, after votes were tabulated Wednesday in the state’s first ranked choice election.

Peltola led Republican former Gov. Sarah Palin after ballots were tallied and votes for third-place GOP candidate Nick Begich III were redistributed to his supporters’ second choices.

Peltola, 49, a Yup’ik former state lawmaker who calls Bethel home, is now slated to be the first woman to hold Alaska’s lone U.S. House seat.

If results are confirmed as expected by the state review board later this week, she will succeed U.S. Rep. Don Young, the Republican who held the office for nearly five decades — since before Peltola was born. The special election was triggered by Young’s death in March.

It is an outcome largely seen as an upset. Peltola would be the first Democrat to join Alaska’s three-person congressional delegation since U.S. Sen. Mark Begich lost reelection in 2014 - and the first Democrat to represent Alaska in the House since the late Rep. Nick Begich's disappearance 50 years ago.

At: https://www.adn.com/politics/2022/08/31/democrat-mary-peltola-wins-special-us-house-election-will-be-first-alaska-native-elected-to-congress/



Congresswoman-elect Mary Peltola.

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Wed Aug 31, 2022, 08:21 PM

1. excellent

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Wed Aug 31, 2022, 08:24 PM

2. The tabulation of ranked choice is easy, the link in the article shows it clearly A better system!

Every vote counts!

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Wed Aug 31, 2022, 08:48 PM

3. Lovin' it!




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Wed Aug 31, 2022, 09:43 PM

4. I don't get this she is going to be in office a couple months and

has to run again in the general against Palin? Kind of premature celebrating isn't it.

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