Palin Blames Loss On “Crazy, Confusing” Voting System

The Associated Press reports:

Wednesday’s results were a disappointment for Ms. Palin, who was looking to make a political comeback 14 years after she was vaulted onto the national stage when John McCain selected her to be his running mate in the 2008 presidential election.

After Ms. Peltola’s victory was announced, Ms. Palin called the ranked voting system “crazy, convoluted, confusing.”

“Though we’re disappointed in this outcome, Alaskans know I’m the last one who’ll ever retreat,” Ms. Palin said in a statement. Alaska voters in 2020 approved an elections process that replaced party primaries with open primaries. Under the new system, ranked voting is used in general elections.

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