Sarah Palin Moves Forward in Alaska’s House Seat Race

Sarah Palin Moves Forward in Alaska's House Seat Race

Former Presidential Candidate Makes STUNNING Return To The Political Scene

( – Sarah Palin exploded onto the national political scene in 2008 as the late Senator John McCain’s (R-AZ) running mate in the presidential election. The two went on to lose the election to Barack Obama and Joe Biden, but she remained a popular conservative figure. Eventually, Palin removed herself from the spotlight to take care of her family, but now she’s back.

On Tuesday, August 16, Palin advanced in an Alaska House race for the seat vacated by Rep. Don Young (R-AK) when he died in March. The race was slightly complicated because two of them were taking place. First, there was a special election to fill the seat until the end of the term, which ends in January. Democrat Mary Peltola is leading with 38%, Palin is in second with 31%, and Nick Begich (R) is in third with 28%.

Votes are still being counted, but Peltola and Palin will likely be the last ones standing. The state is using rank-choice voting for the first time to determine the voters’ top choices where they can number their selections in order of preference. On August 31, if none of the candidates have 50%, the ballots for the lowest-ranked candidates will be redistributed, eventually leaving the top two to determine a winner.

No matter who wins the special ballot count, all three of the candidates are expected to run in November for the general election. Voters will also determine who wins that race by the new rank voting system.

Palin resigned from her job as governor 13 years ago. She has not run for public office since then, even though she remained popular within the party. She was one of the first Republicans to endorse former President Donald Trump during the 2016 race, and he has thrown his support behind her this time around.

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