As Sarah Palin's defeat in Alaska special election
A special election was held for Alaska's one seat in the US House. It was won by Mary Peltola, a Democrat.
This defeat came at a time when Sarah Palin, the former vice-presidential nominee, had hoped for a political comeback.
The victory of Peltola, 51.5% to 48.5% in the House, is a remarkable turnaround in a state that is known for its conservative tendencies.
The Republican Don Young held the single House seat for nearly 50 years, until his death March.
Donald Trump won Alaska by 10 votes in 2020's presidential election. He endorsed Palin and campaigned in Anchorage for her. This is a 13-point swing to Peltola’s three-point lead.
Analysts analyzed the votes, which were held two weeks ago using a new ranked choice system and concluded on Wednesday.
It was seen as a significant result on many levels. This could be a response to Trump's recent overturning the Constitution right to abortion.
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