Various conservatives are upset that Sarah Palin was defeated by Democrat Mary Peltola in the recent special election to fill Alaska’s lone House seat. Some of them point out that the former governor and vice-presidential candidate got the most votes in the June primary, and lament that a majority of voters picked a Republican in the general election. They point out that a Republican held the seat for decades, and blame the state’s newfangled “final four” election system, in which the top-two finishers in a nonpartisan “jungle” primary advance to a general election conducted using ranked-choice voting (RCV)…. (Read more)