Republicans hold 21 of the 40 seats in the Alaska House of Representatives after the first full run of Alaska’s new ranked choice voting system.
As late as July, almost a third of Alaskans surveyed had never heard of Peltola. She championed a centrist message of “pro-fish, pro-family, pro-freedom.”
The election outcome is a defeat for hardline Republicanism. Tshibaka allied herself with Trump and supported his election denialism.
Results will update automatically with data from the Alaska Division of Elections.
Because he secured over half of first choice votes, the Division of Elections will not tabulate second and third choice votes in the race.
Ranked choice voting has changed how candidates campaign, and how Alaskans vote. It’s also changed the pace of the election cycle.
With most ballots cast, the three incumbents have insurmountable leads, even with ranked choice sorting ahead.
Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is now ahead of GOP challenger Kelly Tshibaka by 1,658 votes, which leaves her almost certain to win reelection.
Alaskans are still waiting for the final outcome of races after the recent general election, but there’s no doubt about who Juneau voters picked.
Challenger Jeremy Bynum hasn’t conceded, but he says it’s tough to imagine a scenario where he pulls ahead.