Alaska incumbent Rep. Mary Peltola wins full term to represent state's at-large congressional district

Incumbent Alaska Democratic Rep. Mary Peltola has defeated her general election challengers including former Gov. Sarah Palin to represent Alaska’s at-large congressional district for a full term in the House, The Associated Press projects.

Alaska’s sole congressional district is currently represented by Democrat Rep. Mary Peltola after she won a special election in August to fill the remainder of former GOP Rep. Don Young’s term, which ends in January 2023.

Four candidates advanced to the November general election in August, including Peltola, Palin, Republican Nick Begich, and libertarian Chris Bye.

The general House election in Alaska uses ranked-choice voting, a system approved by Alaska residents in 2020 that dismissed the state’s previous election method consisting of partisan primary elections ahead of general elections. Under ranked-choice voting, candidates of all parties in the general election appeared on the same ballot.

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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. (Brandon Bell, Mary Peltola campaign, Ash Adams for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Ranked-choice voting allows voters to rank candidates in order of preference on their ballots. Should

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