Trump-Endorsed Kelly Tshibaka Leads RINO Lisa Murkowski in Alaska
Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski is one of the worst RINOs in the U.S. Senate, voting to impeach President Donald Trump over the Jan. 6 Fedsurrection, and against confirming Justice Brett Kavanaugh over fake rape charges 2018.
RINO Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell’s Super PAC Senate Leadership Fund “spent more than $5 million in ads attacking (Kelly) Tshibaka in a bid to help Murkowski win reelection,” the Washington Post reported.
Now, it seems, the chickens have come home to roost.
Donald-Trump-endorsed MAGA challenger Kelly Tshibaka currently leads ahead of Murkowski with 44.3% of the vote (89,538 votes) at 2 a.m. Pacfic time. Under Alaska’s ranked voting system, Murkowski has 42.7% of the first-choice votes (86,342 votes). Democrat Patricia Chesbro only received 9.1% (19,506 votes) so far.
“Murkowski, who had more than 42% of first-choice votes, could still overtake Tshibaka once second-choice votes are tallied in the ranked choice election,” Anchorage Daily News reports. “In order to win under Alaska’s new ranked choice voting system, a candidate must gain more than 50% of the vote. If no candidate crosses that threshold in first-choice votes, as appears to be the case in this race, the last-place candidate is eliminated and the second-choice votes of their supporters are tallied.”
In the Alaska House race, the ranked-voting system split the Republican ticket, just as many observers feared, with Sarah Palin receiving 53,202 votes (26.84%) and Nick Begich 48,800 (24.61%). That makes 102,002 Republican votes, split evenly between the two. Democrat Mary Peltola only received 92,773 votes (46.80%), but leads the pack.
“Under Alaska’s new ranked choice voting system, results aren’t final until a candidate has garnered more than 50% of votes. If the leading candidate doesn’t cross that threshold, the winner will be determined by second- and third-choice votes, which will be tallied by election officials on Nov. 23”, Anchorage Daily News explains.
“How a Democrat Won a State With Just 12% Dem Voters,” Daily Beast wrote about Alaska’s messed-up ranked voting system, as if that was a good thing.
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