How informed are voters? So informed that two dead men were re-elected last Tuesday. Unfortunately, they will not actually be able to take their respective offices and serve out their terms because they are... to repeat, dead.
Florida Democrat Earl Wood died on October 15th at the ripe old age of 96. At the time, he was campaigning for a 12th term as the tax collector for Orange County, an area that encompasses Orlando and environs. During the campaign, his opponent noted that Wood rarely came to the office while pocketing a salary of $150,000 and collecting a $90,000 pension. Nice work if you can get it, and apparently, in some locales, you can get it even if you die....
Meanwhile, in Bibb County, Alabama, Republican Charles Beasley, age 77, won his seat on the Bibb County Commission with 52 percent of the vote, despite being dead for almost a month.
Wow, think of how the losers must feel... It's one thing to lose to a living, breathing opponent, but to be beaten by a corpse...
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