Dunleavy, Murkowski, Peltola win races in Alaska

Written by on November 24, 2022

Alaskan Governor Mike Dunleavy joins other Alaskan Republicans at a Get Out The Vote event hosted by the Alaska Republican Party on November 06, 2022 in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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After more than two weeks, Alaska’s midterm election results are in.

The process of counting the ranked-choice ballots came to an end on Wednesday night.

Alaska’s vote count is complete. Gov. Mike Dunleavy finished above 50%, making a ranked choice sorting unnecessary. After the count is certified, he will be the first Alaska governor to be reelected since Tony Knowles in 1998. The final vote count was 266,573. #akleg #akgov

— Alaska Beacon (@AlaskaBeacon) November 24, 2022

Republican Mike Dunleavy became the first governor in the state to win re-election since 1998, winning more than 50% of the vote.

NEWS | Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) wins re-election after the ranked choice voting instant runoff tabulation. She defeats Trump-endorsed Republican challenger Kelly Tshibaka.

Final round results:
Murkowski (R-inc) 135,972
Tshibaka (R) 117,299 pic.twitter.com/a21iZi3wnc

— Jacob Rubashkin (@JacobRubashkin) November 24, 2022

Lisa Murkowski was also able to hold on to her seat in the Senate. She won with just over 53%.

Rep. Mary Peltola’s (D) reelection in #AKAL is now ranked-choice official. Final round numbers:

Peltola (D): 136,893 (54.9%)
Palin (R): 112,255 (45.1%)

— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) November 24, 2022

Democrat Mary Peltola raked in nearly 55% of the vote, becoming the first native to serve in Congress and the first woman to hold Alaska’s House seat.

“Partisanship is a challenge,” Peltola said. “One of the things I’ve noticed in the few committee hearings I’ve participated in, I go, and I expect to hear about the topic at hand, the legislation at hand, ah, people flying into D.C., and unfortunately, very often the conversation gets derailed and circled back to things like January 6th. And a lot of partisan bickering. And it’s tough to sit through that, but I think that is what the atmosphere as you see is like right now.”

While Dunleavy won his election outright, Peltola and Murkowski won after the second and third pick votes were counted.

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