Democrat Peltola leads in voting for U.S. House, but Palin close
August 24, 2022
Democrat Mary Peltola is leading Alaska's special election for U.S. House, but the state's new ranked-choice voting system may leave Republican candidate and former governor Sarah Palin the ultimate winner.
As of Aug. 17, with 395 of 402 precincts reporting, Peltola had earned 58,689 (38%) first-choice votes in a race that will determine who fills Alaska's lone U.S. House seat until January, completing the term left unfinished by the death of Congressman Don Young earlier this year.
Palin trailed Peltola with 49,262 (31.9%) of first-choice votes. Republican candidate Nick Begich was in thir...