Mary Peltola beats Sarah Palin in Alaska special election

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Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd talks to The 19th's Candice Norwood about Alaska's special election. There, Mary Peltola defeated former GOP vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin, among other candidates.

Editor’s note: As a part of a question about ranked-choice voting, our guest said Republican voters in Alaska split the vote. Additional context includes that Democrat Mary Peltola had more votes than any other candidate in the first round, but not enough to win. Second-choice voters who selected Republican Nick Begich III as first and Peltola as second proved decisive in giving Peltola 51.5 percent of the vote in the final round to beat Republican Sarah Palin, who received 48.5 percent of the vote after second-choice votes were tabulated.

This segment aired on September 1, 2022.


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