U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola has defeated Republicans Sarah Palin and Nick Begich to retain her seat in the U.S. House.

After three rounds of ranked-choice tabulation on Nov. 23, Peltola beat Palin 136,893 votes to 112,255 votes.

Under Alaska’s new ranked choice voting system, the candidate with the fewest votes was eliminated in the first round of tabulation and his second-place votes were redistributed as first place votes to the remaining candidates. The first candidate to be eliminated was Chris Bye, followed by Nick Begich.

With the win, Peltola retains her seat in the U.S. House, which she won earlier this year in a special election to replace the late Congressman Don Young.

Peltola beats Palin in Alaska’s U.S. House race

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.