With the window still open for candidates to withdraw, Libertarian candidate Chris Bye would be slated to advance to the general election with .61% of the vote, just 1,087 votes.
Sweeney finished fifth in the special primary.
Sweeney, who was the co-chair of the late U.S. Rep. Don Young’s re-election campaign, finished fifth in the June 11 special primary election with 5.92% of the vote. Following her finish, she said she was considering her next steps and had not committed to running in the general election race.
With ballots expected to be finalized next week, the litigation is set for a turnaround that would make the Alaska Redistricting trial look glacial.
The decision from the Division of Elections is almost certain to draw a legal challenge. Ballots are set to begin printing next week.