Sarah Palin Election SHOCKER – Nobody Expected This!
(TheRedWire.com) – On March 18, popular Alaska Rep. Don Young (R-AK) passed away in flight as he returned home from Washington, DC. Young served in Congress, representing the state for 25 years in the state’s only congressional seat. Heading into the primary on Tuesday, August 16, former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin (R-AK) is working hard to overcome a new election system in the state. On Saturday, August 13, one GOP official said the election was anyone’s call.
Ex-President Donald Trump endorsed Palin to serve The Last Frontier State in Congress. Over the past few weeks, one candidate blasted her on the radio for resigning as governor in 2009. Nick Begich III called her a quitter who abandoned her constituents for a life of fame and wealth. While he is a registered Republican, his uncle was former Democratic Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK). Palin is pounding away at his Democratic leanings.
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There are three candidates on the ballot and a write-in opponent. One of them is a Democrat. The back and forth between Palin and Begich could be risky in Alaska’s new ranked-choice rules election system. It’s no longer a winner take all campaign; instead, voters get to rank the candidates based on preference. For example, suppose no one secures the majority of votes — in that case, the system drops the third-placed contender, and the process continues until a candidate secures the majority of votes.
It’s entirely possible Democrat Mary Peltola could get the majority of votes in the ranked voting system.
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