Connect with us

World

Murkowski and Peltola win reelection in Alaska

News Agencies

Published

on

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska has won reelection, Alaska’s Division of Elections announced Wednesday, as did the state’s at-large Democratic Rep. Mary Peltola. Alaska used ranked-choice voting system for both races.

Murkowski — the only Republican who was up for reelection who had voted to convict former President Donald Trump in his second Senate impeachment trial — fended off a challenge by fellow Republican Kelly Tshibaka, who was backed by Trump. Democrat Pat Chesbro was also on the ballot.

But the Elections Division announced Wednesday that, after the third round, Murkowski was the winner with 135,972 votes. Tshibaka received 117,299 votes in the final tabulation.

Murkowski tweeted Wednesday that she is “honored that Alaskans – of all regions, backgrounds and party affiliations – have once again granted me their confidence to continue working with them and on their behalf in the U.S. Senate.”

The balance of power in the Senate is still 50 Democrats to 49 Republicans, with the final seat to be determined in Georgia’s runoff on Dec. 6. The Democrats have already clinched a majority.

There were four candidates on the ballot in the race for the state’s only congressional seat. According to the Elections Division, Peltola won in the third round, defeating Trump-backed candidate and former governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

In the final tabulation, Peltola got 136,893 votes after the reallocation, while Palin received 129,433. Republican Nick Begich’s voters split the following way: 43,013 to Palin (66.9%), 7,460 to Peltola (11.6%), and 13,864 with no second choice (21.5%).

Peltola tweeted Wednesday night: “WE DID IT!!” next to a screenshot of a headline about her victory, and a video of a dancing crab.

She was first elected to the House in a special election this summer to finish out the late Rep. Don Young’s term, becoming the first Democrat to be elected to the seat in nearly 50 years. She has now been elected to a full term.

In Alaska’s ranked-choice voting system, a winner is determined after winning 50% of the vote. The candidate with the fewest first-choice votes is eliminated, and voters’ second choices are reallocated to the remaining candidates. Then, in the third round, the candidate with the next fewest votes is eliminated and their votes are reallocated to the remaining candidates – and so on until a single candidate reaches the 50% threshold.

With the latest results, CBS News now projects that in the House of Representatives, the Republicans have won 221 seats, and the Democrats have won 213. The Republicans have already clinched a majority in the House, albeit a narrow one, needing only 218.

New York law opens up window for sex abuse claims

Jobless claims rise to 240,000, highest level since August

Justice Department seeks to question Pence in Jan. 6 investigation

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Breaking News

Advertisement

Editor Pick’s

Latest Entertainment

Entertainment4 hours ago

So emotional: ‘The Voice’ Season 22’s top eight compete in Whitney-themed semifinals

‘The Voice’ Season 22 top eight contestants Omar Jose Cardona, Bodie, Bryce Leatherwood, Justin Aaron, Parijita Bastola, Kim Cruise, Brayden...

Hollywood Actress Ellie kemper Spotted in Anjali phougat Jewels by designer dream collection Hollywood Actress Ellie kemper Spotted in Anjali phougat Jewels by designer dream collection
Entertainment5 hours ago

Hollywood Actress Ellie kemper Spotted in Anjali phougat Jewels by designer dream collection

Anjali Phougat is an Ohio-based fashion designer, film fashion wardrobe stylist, entrepreneur, and founder of a luxury fashion brand called Designer...

Entertainment11 hours ago

John Travolta pays tribute to Kirstie Alley: ‘I know we will see each other again’

John Travolta and Kirstie Alley promote the 1989 movie “Look Who’s Talking.” (Photo: TriStar Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection) The death of...

Entertainment13 hours ago

Kirstie Alley Dead: Star of ‘Cheers’ and ‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’ Dies at 71

CelebrityUS Magazine ‘General Hospital’ Star Jack Wagner’s Son Harrison’s Cause of Death Revealed Amid Scholarship Launch General Hospital star Jack Wagner’s son...

Entertainment13 hours ago

Kirstie Alley Dead: Star of Cheers Dies at 71 After Short Battle with Cancer

https://www.instagram.com/p/ClzqliopUks/?igshid=YWJhMjlhZTc%3D lley Verified • Liked by pradalover__ and others kirstiealley’s profile picture kirstiealley Verified To all our friends, far and...

Entertainment13 hours ago

Morgan Wallen Will Take 2023 ‘One Night at a Time’ on a Massive World Tour

morgan-wallen-tour.jpg 2022 iHeartRadio Music Festival – Night 1 – Show – Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Morgan Wallen will be chasin’...

Entertainment14 hours ago

38 women accuse director James Toback in new lawsuit of prowling the streets of NYC to lure and sexually abuse, assault, or batter them

James Toback.Thomson Reuters James Toback “prowled” NYC to lure women using his status in the industry, a new lawsuit claims....

Entertainment14 hours ago

Box Office Bust: ‘Black Adam’ Faces Theatrical Losses

“Black Adam” has hardly been given a hero’s welcome in its box office run, generating just $387 million globally after...

Latest Sports

Sports48 mins ago

The most interesting thing about each of the NBA’s five worst teams

Even bad teams playing out the string feature some things worth keeping an eye on … and maybe even getting...

Sports1 hour ago

The Morning Pitt: Quarterbacks gone wild

If it seemed like there was a lot of quarterback activity for Pitt on Monday, it's because there was.

Sports2 hours ago

Here’s where the Bears stand in the 2023 NFL draft after Week 13

The Chicago Bears have the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft after losing to the Packers in Week...

Sports2 hours ago

UCLA women’s soccer rallies to beat North Carolina, win national title on wild last-second goal

UCLA rallied from a late 2-0 hole to beat North Carolina in double overtime on Monday night in the women's...

Sports2 hours ago

Bruins-Golden Knights takeaways: Vegas ends Boston’s home win streak

The Bruins' record home win streak ended Monday night against their former coach, Bruce Cassidy, in an emotional game at...

Sports3 hours ago

Steph Curry addresses fake viral video of five straight full-court shots

Steph Curry didn't actually make five straight full-court shots, as a viral video portrays, but he wanted everyone to know...

Sports3 hours ago

Three things to know: Anthony Davis, Lakers playing up to Darvin Ham’s vision

In his last five games, Anthony Davis is averaging 35.6 points on 66.7% shooting with 13.4 rebounds and 3.2 blocks...

Sports4 hours ago

World Cup 2022: Spain and Portugal look to book quarterfinal spots on Tuesday

Unless Morocco beats Spain, there will be six European teams in the quarterfinals.

Technology Hot News

Is Elon Musk Really Going to Buy Twitter? Is Elon Musk Really Going to Buy Twitter?
Technology1 month ago

Is Elon Musk Really Going to Buy Twitter?

Elon Musk, the owner of the electric car company Tesla, CEO of SpaceX, and the richest man in the world,...

WhatsApp services were affected across Pakistan, restored after 2 hours WhatsApp services were affected across Pakistan, restored after 2 hours
Technology1 month ago

WhatsApp services were affected across Pakistan, restored after 2 hours

WhatsApp services were affected in various countries of the world, including Pakistan, and India due to this users were facing...

Bitcoin vs Litecoin: A guide to understanding cryptocurrencies Bitcoin vs Litecoin: A guide to understanding cryptocurrencies
Technology2 months ago

Bitcoin vs Litecoin: A guide to understanding cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies currently occupy an odd place in society. They are no longer the super niche bizarre currency beloved by tech...

Personal data of people is selling on Google Play and Google Ads Personal data of people is selling on Google Play and Google Ads
Editor Picks3 months ago

Personal data of people are sold on Google Play and Google Ads

It’s been two to three years since Google has been unknowingly hosting multiple apps from malicious actors who sell personal...

Protonmail is down a second time in the past 24 hours Protonmail is down a second time in the past 24 hours
Technology5 months ago

Protonmail is down a second time in the past 24 hours

An end-to-end encrypted email service Protonmail is down a second time in the past 24 hours, netizens reported on social...

What's better for the student: a tablet or a laptop What's better for the student: a tablet or a laptop
Technology7 months ago

What’s better for the student: a tablet or a laptop

Some analysts argue that computers have outlived their usefulness. There is some truth in this: PC and laptop sales are...

Tesla founder Elon Musk holds the Twitter deal temporary Tesla founder Elon Musk holds the Twitter deal temporary
Technology7 months ago

Tesla founder Elon Musk holds the Twitter deal temporary

USA: Elon Musk, the founder of companies like Tesla and SpaceX, can actually buy anything in the world. Last month,...

How Zafar Supari is utilizing his ability on Snapchat? How Zafar Supari is utilizing his ability on Snapchat?
Technology7 months ago

How Zafar Supari is utilizing his ability on Snapchat?

Pakistan: Zafar Supari a public figure, businessman, and social media sensation has crossed one hundred thirty-three thousand 133k subscribers on...