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Breaking: Democrat Defeats Sarah Palin, Flips Congressional Seat to Blue

Democrat Mary Peltola won the special election for Alaska’s sole congressional seat Wednesday, according to the Associated Press, defeating a host of Republicans on the ballot, including Sarah Palin. The special election was held to determine who would serve for the remainder of the late Republican representative Don Young's term. 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 to be in the House. It is a GOOD DAY. — Mary Peltola (@MaryPeltola) September 1, 2022 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. Palin has come out against the ranked-choice-voting system, saying, “Voters are confused and