Thursday, April 15, 2010

Popularity contest FAIL

Um, when you can't beat someone who lacks what is literally the most basic qualification for elected office, you might want to reevaluate the direction in which your political career is heading:
Election officials in a Tennessee county said a town elected a deceased candidate mayor in a landslide -- 268 votes to the incumbent's 85.

Donna Basham, administrator of the Grundy County Election Commission, said Tracy City voters elected Carl Robin Geary, who died suddenly a few weeks ago, over Mayor Barbara Brock, who took office about a year ago after the death of the last mayor, WTVC-TV, Chattanooga, Tenn., reported Thursday.
The article goes on to say that the winner's death was "widely reported" there, so, ouch.

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