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Post Politics Now Key races in Alaska expected to be finalized under ranked-choice system

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) attends a Senate hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 4. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/For The Washington Post)

Today, election officials in Alaska plan to finalize tabulations under the state’s ranked-choice voting system. During a live broadcast, viewers should learn whether Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) prevails over Republican opponent Kelly Tshibaka, who is backed by former president Donald Trump; and whether Rep. Mary Peltola (D) holds onto her seat against challengers, including former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R). Current Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R) is expected to easily win another term.

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