Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is projected to win her bid for reelection to the U.S. Senate, defeating fellow Republican Kelly Tshibaka.
The Associated Press called the race just after 8 p.m.
Murkowski, who has served in the upper chamber since 2002, drew the ire of former President Trump after voting to convict him in his second impeachment trial. Trump subsequently backed Tschibaka in an effort to oust the incumbent.
The results of the race took weeks to be announced due to Alaska’s newly introduced ranked-choice voting system, in which voters rank their candidates by preference.
Under the new system, a candidate wins outright in the first round of voting if he or she gets over 50 percent of the vote. If no candidate does, a second round takes places, in which the candidate that received the fewest votes is eliminated. For those that voted for the eliminated candidate, their vote is then redistributed to their next choice for the seat.
The process continues until one candidate breaks 50 percent of the vote.