(DCWatchdog.com) – HAPPENING NOW: In a stunning upset late last night, former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin lost her bid to represent Alaska in the United States House of Representatives.
Palin, a Republican who former President Donald J. Trump strongly endorsed, was defeated by Democrat Mary Peltola.
Peltola is the first Democrat to be elected as a U.S. Representative in the state since 1972, the first woman to have the seat in Alaska, and the first Alaskan native elected to serve in the House of Representatives.
As the conservative National Review reported, “The special election was held to determine who would serve for the remainder of the late Republican representative Don Young’s term…The special election used ranked-choice voting, an election method approved by Alaskan residents in 2020. In ranked choice, voters rank their preferred candidates, and the candidates are gradually eliminated based on the number of first-choice preferences they received.”
Following her defeat, Palin was critical of Alaskans for having chosen ranked-choice voting as she felt it might have cost her the election.
Still, there will be another election in November because it was a special election to fill the remainder of Young’s congressional term.
It is unclear whether Palin will run again in November.
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