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Alaska special election to fill remainder of Don Young's term not yet decided

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To fill the remainder of former Republican Rep. Don Young's term ending in January 2023 The winner of the Alaska Special General Election has no candidate in the race yet. Not decided.

Tuesday's special general election for vacant seats in Alaska saw the state's previous election, which consists of partisan elections preceding the general election, approved by Alaskan residents in 2020. A ranked multiple-choice ballot was used, which rejected the electoral method of With the bill's approval, all candidates for a special election were on the same ballot.

Ranked Choice Voting allows voters to rank candidates in order of preference on the ballot. If one candidate receives a majority of the first votes, that candidate will be declared the winner of the race. However, if no candidate receives a majority of first priority votes, the candidate with the fewest first priority votes is eliminated. Following the elimination of the candidate receiving the fewest votes, the voters' second-choice options are evaluated and a new tally established to determine whether the candidate in the race received a majority of the votes. This process is repeated until a candidate receives a majority of votes.

Ranked votes will be tallied on August 31st. That means the winner of the congressional seat race may not be declared until the end of this month or early September.

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From left to right: Alaska GOP House candidate Nick Begich, Alaska GOP House candidate Sarah Palin, and Alaska Democrat House candidate Mary Peltola.

Left to right: Alaska Republican Congressman Nick Vegich, Alaska Republican Representative Sarah Palin and Alaska Democratic Representative Mary Peltra. (: Ash Adams for The Washington Post, Dylan Hollingsworth/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Seats representing Alaska's general congressional congressional congressional congressional congressional congressional congressional constituencies , became vacant. , who held the seat for 49 years after winning the 1973 special election, died earlier this year

Former Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin, Republican Nick Begich, Democrat Mary Peltra, and independent Al Gross advance to the special election.

Gross, an orthopedic surgeon and commercial fisherman, withdrew from the campaign on June 20. The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled that fifth-ranked Republican Tara Sweeney cannot run for a special general election in her absence. Gross.

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Alaska special election candidates Mary Peltola and Nick Begich shown participating in early voting on August 12 and August 10, respectively.

Alaska Special Election candidates Mary Peltra and Nick Begich It was indicated that they participated in early voting on August 12th and August 10th. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

The votes for the special primary were 22 independent or undeclared candidates, 16 Republicans, 6 Democrats, 2 Libertarians, 1 American Independent Party member, 1 Alaska Independent Party member.

In the special election primary, Palin received 27% of her vote, Begich received 19% of her vote, Gross received 13% of the vote, and Pertola received her won 10% of the vote.

Palin has the backing of former President Donald Trump, and Begich has the backing of Arctic Mayor Michael Welch, several state representatives and senators, and special election primary candidate John Coghill. In response, Pertola received support from candidates in the special election primary. Gross, Santa Claus, Christopher Constant, Mike Milligan, Emil Notty.

Alaska GOP House candidate Sarah Palin speaks alongside former US President Donald Trump during a "Save America" rally in Anchorage, Alaska on July 9, 2022.

Alaska Republican Congresswoman Sarah Palin Donald Trump speaks alongside the president during a "Save America" ​​rally in Anchorage, Alaska, July 9, 2022.(PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)


The special general election was held to coincide with the primaries of congressional districts throughout Alaska. All three of her candidates, who were participating in the special general election ballot on Tuesday, entered the primary ballot to advance to November's general election and face off against challengers to complete their two-year term. I hope.

Lawrence Richard of Fox News contributed to this report.

Kyle Morris is responsible for the politics of her news at Fox. Twitter: @RealKyleMorris.