Californian voters re-elect dead man as city treasurer
In California voters re-elected their incumbent City Treasurer despite the fact he had died more than a month earlier
Donald Trump’s unexpected victory in the US Presidential elections has sent shock waves across the world, but it was not the only surprising election win to take place this week.
In a city council election in Oceanside, California, voters re-elected their incumbent City Treasurer Gary Ernst on Tuesday, despite the fact he died more than a month earlier.
Mr Ernst garnered 17,659 votes in the election, beating his challenger Nadine Scott by six percentage points.
Officials said there had not been enough time to remove his name from the ballot after he died from diabetes complications on 23 September.
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