Sarah Palin’s loss in the Alaska congressional race quickly turned into a free-for-all on Twitter, with users eagerly duping the former vice presidential nominee and Republican “Tea Party” for being Donald Trump’s last defeated ally.

Mary Peltola declared victory on Wednesday after the race was finally cancelled, weeks after voting ended across the country and most of the race was concluded. The Democrats became the first to represent Alaska to the US Congress in decades and did so with strong bipartisan support, including backing from Senator Lisa Murkowski, one of the state’s two members in the upper house.

Ms Palin, on the other hand, is supported by the far-right Republican Party and former President Donald Trump. He blamed ratings choice voting for his special-election loss to Peltola earlier this year, but in a head-to-head battle in the second round of ratings elections this fall lost by more than 20,000 votes.

His loss would contribute to the GOP-controlled single-digit majority in the lower house next year, and make it harder for Kevin McCarthy to secure the votes he needs to become next year’s Speaker; a number of Republicans plan to vote against it.

Democrats on Twitter celebrated the news by mocking Palin, whose career as governor ended in premature resignation under an ethics probe and whose vice-presidential bid won her many followers on the US right and disgust from the left.

“I can see his loss from my house,” wrote one Twitter user referring to the popular Saturday Night Live parody of Ms Palin performed by Tina Fey.

Another reference to Ms Fey’s portrayal is Congressman Ritchie Torres from New York, who quipped: “Sarah Palin will now have plenty of time to watch Russia from her porch.”

“Sarah Palin, in an attempt to emulate Trump, loses again,” reads an account titled “Duty to Warn,” which describes herself as representing a coalition of mental health professionals who opposed the former president.

A number of Twitter users wrote that they were grateful for the resumption of Ms Palin’s career which was extinguished before it started.

Others wrote that they hoped Trump’s dismal track record during the 2022 midterms would carry over into the December election in Georgia.

“Good morning. Two more Trump picks: Sarah Palin and Kelly Tshibaka lost in Alaska. Anyway we can get him campaigning for Herschel [Walker]?” tweet one.