Tshibaka, Murkowski Advance to Final Round of Ranked-Choice Tabulation in Alaska

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Ten days after Election Day, Alaska voters know that the U.S. Senate seat up for grabs in their state will remain in Republican hands, yet it remains unclear whether that person will be incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski or challenger Kelly Tshibaka.

With 95 percent of the ballots counted, Tshibaka held a slim lead with 104,898 votes (43.28 percent) compared to 104,470 (43.11 percent) for Murkowski, according to the Associated Press.

Since neither candidate reached the 50 percent threshold needed for a victory, Tshibaka and Murkowski will advance to the final round of a ranked-choice tabulation, it was announced on Nov. 18.

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