A dead man has been elected as a legislature in Nevada’s State Assembly, in the just concluded U.S. mid-term elections.
According to the Huffington Post, Mr Dennis Hof died unexpectedly in mid-October, but his name wasn’t scratched off the ballot under Nevada law.
Voters in Nevada elected Republican candidate Dennis Hof into the Nevada State Assembly on Tuesday, despite the brothel owner and reality TV star’s death 21 days ago.
According to the Associated Press, Hof defeated Democratic opponent Lesia Romanov for a spot in Nevada’s 36th Assembly District.
The self-proclaimed pimp was an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump, NPR reported — even referring to himself as “Trump from Pahrump,” a reference to the small Nevada town in which he lived. Nevada’s 36th Assembly District went to President Trump by a wide margin in 2016, The Los Angeles Timesreported.
Voters were alerted to Hof’s death via signs placed at the polls, according to photos shared by TMZ. “Please note that the name of the deceased is on the ballot and must remain on the ballot,” the sign read.
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