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Sarah Palin loses special election for Alaska

Democrat Mary Peltola won the special election to fill Alaska's House seat for the remainder of 2022, according to unofficial results released by the Alaska Division of Elections, thwarting former Gov. Sarah Palin's bid at a political comeback -- at least for a few months.

Peltola emerged as the victor Wednesday when Alaska's Division of Elections tabulated ranked-choice ballots in the state's first use of the system.

With her victory, the former state lawmaker will flip the seat held for nearly half a century by the late GOP Rep. Don Young, and is set to become the first Alaska Native in Congress.

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The democrats stole another election, this time in Alaska. They used the new voting laws to thin out opposition so they could steal the seat. The Republican party better wake up.

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8 minutes ago, MovieMadness said:

Sarah Palin loses special election for Alaska

Democrat Mary Peltola won the special election to fill Alaska's House seat for the remainder of 2022, according to unofficial results released by the Alaska Division of Elections, thwarting former Gov. Sarah Palin's bid at a political comeback -- at least for a few months.

Peltola emerged as the victor Wednesday when Alaska's Division of Elections tabulated ranked-choice ballots in the state's first use of the system.

With her victory, the former state lawmaker will flip the seat held for nearly half a century by the late GOP Rep. Don Young, and is set to become the first Alaska Native in Congress.

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The democrats stole another election, this time in Alaska. They used the new voting laws to thin out opposition so they could steal the seat. The Republican party better wake up.

Great!!!!   The dems are going to steal all future elections,   put Trump in prison,  and take over the entire USA! 

Good time to move to Russia.   

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34 minutes ago, MovieMadness said:

The democrats stole another election, this time in Alaska. They used the new voting laws to thin out opposition so they could steal the seat. The Republican party better wake up.

So, MM, I assume by this comment that it is virtually impossible in your opinion for a Republican to lose an election without it having been stolen.

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2 hours ago, TomJH said:

So, MM, I assume by this comment that it is virtually impossible in your opinion for a Republican to lose an election without it having been stolen.

This seems to be a new plank in the GOP platform.

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4 hours ago, MovieMadness said:

Sarah Palin loses special election for Alaska

 

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The democrats stole another election, this time in Alaska. They used the new voting laws to thin out opposition so they could steal the seat. The Republican party better wake up.

 

TESTING OF THE VOTE COUNTING SYSTEM AND ELECTION SECURITY PROJECT

https://www.elections.alaska.gov/Core/testvotecountsystemandsecurity.php

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This is great news for America and Alaska and bad for Trump.  Of course as others have stated, MM's response is that this will now be the standard complaint whenever any Republican loses an election to any Democrat.  It will probably also be the complaint when a Trump backed far-right extremist loses to a more centrist Republican in a primary.

One question is why was it so close?  Palin abandoned her job as governor and then pretty much abandoned the state to become a celebrity.

 

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Hmm. In retrospect, perhaps it was not a good idea to cheer the Dobbs decision and then double down on eliminating a woman's right to choose state by state. That and having an ex president who has illegally taken and hoarded classified material campaign for you. 

The question is - How does the GOP react on election night in November when they get a nation full of "lost by 51/48" results?  Will they turn on each other? 

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We've had ranked choice voting in New York for the past two years, but only in the Democratic primaries, and only for local elections in New York City (i.e. not state or federal elections). I like it a lot. I wish we had it in all elections.  It ensures that the winner has a majority of support from the voters.

In the recent Democratic primary for U.S. House (not in my district), the candidate I liked (Dan Goldman) won with 25.8% of the vote. There were about eleven candidates in that race. I'm glad Dan Goldman won, but I still wish they had ranked choice, even if it meant that the candidate I liked didn't win.

 

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A Republican state that holds almost  a 2 to 1 edge in voters loses to a Democrat through a ranking voting scam? Yes, we can say it has happened. This voting system needs to be challenged through the courts just like the Democrats would do if they lost. A "winner" should not be declared when they used a scam system to "rank" candidates instead of actual voting tallies.

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13 hours ago, MovieMadness said:

The democrats stole another election, this time in Alaska. They used the new voting laws to thin out opposition so they could steal the seat. The Republican party better wake up.

They say Glenn Younkin won because of this style election.

The Republicans set it up BTW and of course they now want to blame it on the set up.  Not on their **** candidate.

The GOP is a flipping joke.  Gotta love it.  MM is such a happy person today.

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3 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

They say Glenn Younkin won because of this style election.

The Republicans set it up BTW and of course they now want to blame it on the set up.  Not on their **** candidate.

The GOP is a flipping joke.  Gotta love it.  MM is such a happy person today.

The OP should look at the statistics. There is a very large number of Alaskans who are not affiliated with any party. Party registration tends to be 39% Republican, 32% Democratic, with the rest unaffiliated. Other measures of party support give independents the majority. That's why Senator Murkowski voted against Brett Kavanagh for the Supreme Court, and later supported Katanji Brown Jackson. She also voted to convict Donald Trump. She knows Alaska, even won her election in 2010, when she ran a write-in campaign, having lost the Republican primary.  She's one of only two senators in history to have done that.

 

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It's not the system, it's the poor quality of Republican candidates.  Even Mitch McConnell has complained about it. 

The problem is that Palin's activities since being elected governor have probably angered a lot of Republican and independent Alaska voters. 

MM hates Democrats and cannot accept that Democrats can win a fair election.  Nor will he ever acknowledge that many Republicans win their elections because of voter suppression and gerrymandering.  He can't handle the truth.

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1 hour ago, MovieMadness said:

A Republican state that holds almost  a 2 to 1 edge in voters loses to a Democrat through a ranking voting scam? Yes, we can say it has happened. This voting system needs to be challenged through the courts just like the Democrats would do if they lost. A "winner" should not be declared when they used a scam system to "rank" candidates instead of actual voting tallies.

There was another Republican running in the election other than Palin and they ended up dividing the republican vote.   This is why the Dem candidate received the most votes (even BEFORE the rank voting process was needed since the Dem didn't have > 50%).  Thus the mistake was made by the Republicans in running two candidates.    State leaders really only wanted to run one and it wasn't Palin.   Palin went rouge and ran anyway and again,  that is a primary reason the Dem won.

 

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14 minutes ago, JamesJazGuitar said:

There was another Republican running in the election other than Palin and they ended up dividing the republican vote.   This is why the Dem candidate received the most votes (even BEFORE the rank voting process was needed since the Dem didn't have > 50%).  Thus the mistake was made by the Republicans in running two candidates.    State leaders really only wanted to run one and it wasn't Palin.   Palin went rouge and ran anyway and again,  that is a primary reason the Dem won.

 

So, how do you predict this will affect the race in November for this seat?

Actually, they need to amend The Constitution requiring someone run for a House seat when it becomes vacant.  Let the governors appoint someone to finish the term as they are permitted to do for senators.

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If this election was run in California then the two top vote winners in the primary would have only been on the ballot, and that was two Republicans. This Democrat only got 10% of the vote yet ends up "winning". This is why democrats are able to steal elections now, because of clueless party officials.

Hint to Republican party. Institute the same voting they have in California in all Republican states to get democrats off the ballot. What's fair is fair.

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4 minutes ago, MovieMadness said:

If this election was run in California then the two top vote winners in the primary would have only been on the ballot, and that was two Republicans. This Democrat only got 10% of the vote yet ends up "winning". This is why democrats are able to steal elections now, because of clueless party officials.

Hint to Republican party. Institute the same voting they have in California in all Republican states to get democrats off the ballot. What's fair is fair.

 

MM, I don't see how you can claim the Democrat got only 10% of the vote.  Where did you get this bogus information from?  Please provide a link.

Anyone who voted for Begich as first choice had their votes transferred to their second choice.  So, adding first choice for Palin and Begin voter's  second choice for Palin, the Democrat Peltola still wins.  So, apparently a lot of people did not want Palin and appears that probably most or all of Begich (R) voters did not vote for Palin at all.

https://www.npr.org/2022/08/31/1120327126/palin-peltola-begich-alaska-special-house-election-results

Mary Peltola D 91,206 votes 51.5%
Sarah Palin R 85,987 votes 48.5%
Nick Begich R 0 votes 0%
Republican Nick Begich III came in third in the election, so voters who had put him as their first choice (or who had written in another candidate) had their ballots reallocated to the candidate who was their second choice.
 

 

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45 minutes ago, ElCid said:

 

MM, I don't see how you can claim the Democrat got only 10% of the vote.  Where did you get this bogus information from?  Please provide a link.

Anyone who voted for Begich as first choice had their votes transferred to their second choice.  So, adding first choice for Palin and Begin voter's  second choice for Palin, the Democrat Peltola still wins.  So, apparently a lot of people did not want Palin and appears that probably most or all of Begich (R) voters did not vote for Palin at all.

https://www.npr.org/2022/08/31/1120327126/palin-peltola-begich-alaska-special-house-election-results

Mary Peltola D 91,206 votes 51.5%
Sarah Palin R 85,987 votes 48.5%
Nick Begich R 0 votes 0%
Republican Nick Begich III came in third in the election, so voters who had put him as their first choice (or who had written in another candidate) had their ballots reallocated to the candidate who was their second choice.
 

 

 

You mean his own relatives didn't even vote for him?  :lol:

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2 hours ago, MovieMadness said:

If this election was run in California then the two top vote winners in the primary would have only been on the ballot, and that was two Republicans. This Democrat only got 10% of the vote yet ends up "winning". This is why democrats are able to steal elections now, because of clueless party officials.

Hint to Republican party. Institute the same voting they have in California in all Republican states to get democrats off the ballot. What's fair is fair.

The Dem (Pelota) received  40% of the votes in round-1,  with Palin receiving 31%,  and Begich receiving 28%.

In round-2 using rank-choice,  more of Begich votes went to Palin than Pelota,  but not enough for Palin to win the election since Pelota went over the 50% cutoff.

You're correct that if only ONE Republican had run in the election,  that candidate would have likely won,  but, AGAIN,  it was Palin that decided to join the party late and challenge Begich.      E.g.  she ran more ads against Begich than she did Pelota.    

Thus once again,  rouge Palin hurts the GOP!!!!!!! 

 

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4 minutes ago, JamesJazGuitar said:

The Dem (Pelota) received  40% of the votes in round-1,  with Palin receiving 31%,  and Begich receiving 28%.

In round-2 using rank-choice,  more of Begich votes went to Palin than Pelota  (about 2 to  1),  but not enough for Palin to win the election since Pelota went over the 50% cutoff.

You're correct that if only ONE Republican had run in the election,  that candidate would have likely won,  but, AGAIN,  it was Palin that decided to join the party late and challenge Begich.      E.g.  she ran more ads against Begich than she did Pelota.    

Thus once again,  rouge Palin hurts the GOP!!!!!!! 

 

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-democrats-win-in-alaska-tells-us-about-november/  "Unsurprisingly, most of Begich’s votes (50 percent) went to his fellow Republican, Palin. But an impressive 29 percent went to Peltola, and 21 percent were “exhausted,” meaning there was no second-choice pick, and the votes were essentially thrown out. That combination was enough for Peltola to win. While Palin gained more votes from the redistribution than Peltola did, Peltola was starting from a higher total, and receiving 29 percent of Begich’s votes was enough to keep her ahead of Palin. In the end, Peltola received 51 percent of the votes counted in the final round, while Palin received 49 percent."

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My take is that this will give her a great PR and fund raising push for the election in November.  And there won't be time for people who vote for a "change" to be a deciding factor.

 

 
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Mary Peltola, a Democratic former state lawmaker, beat Sarah Palin in Alaska's special House election to fill the seat of the late Rep. Don Young. Peltola will become the first Alaska Native to serve in Congress and the first woman to hold the House seat. https://nyti.ms/3AuA9HO
 
 
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4 minutes ago, Bogie56 said:

My take is that this will give her a great PR and fund raising push for the election in November.  And there won't be time for people who vote for a "change" to be a deciding factor.

 

 
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Mary Peltola, a Democratic former state lawmaker, beat Sarah Palin in Alaska's special House election to fill the seat of the late Rep. Don Young. Peltola will become the first Alaska Native to serve in Congress and the first woman to hold the House seat. https://nyti.ms/3AuA9HO
 
 

21% of the people who voted for Begin, the other Republican did not enter a second choice.   50% of those who voted for Begin this time, voted 2nd choice for Palin.  I think people voting for him in Nov. will enter a second choice this time around and that choice will likely be Palin.   Would the people voting for the Libertarian candidate also pick Palin as their second choice?  Or maybe Begin?

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