Listen to the interview: Alaska U.S. House Special Election — Looking back, looking ahead. Will Mary Peltola hold on to her House seat?

Guests: Political Scientists: Benjamin Reilly, University of Western Australia. Glenn Wright, University of Alaska Southeast. Lawmakers who served with Mary Peltola in the US House: Beth Kerttula and Andrew Halcro.
In this episode of Juneau Afternoon, hosted by KTOO’s Rhonda McBride, some post-special election analysis. A look at how Alaska’s new ranked-choice voting system worked to send Democrat Mary Peltola to Washington D.C. to fill out the remainder of the late Congressman Don Young’s term. Also a look ahead at the next inning of the political season, the general election, when  Peltola again faces Sarah Palin and Nick Begich, in a final showdown to decide who will represent Alaska in Congress for a full two-year term. Some veteran political observers weigh in on ranked choice voting and discuss some of Peltola’s early legislative history.


Air date: Thursday, September 1, 2022

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