“Infinitely sad” – US election: deceased (82) wins vote

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In the US state of Pennsylvania, a recently deceased member of the local parliament was re-elected in the midterm elections. Democrats in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives announced this via Twitter on Tuesday evening (local time).

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Representative Tony DeLuca, but are proud that voters will continue to demonstrate their confidence in him and his commitment to democratic values ​​by having him posthumously re-elected,” it read. A re-election for the position of DeLuca will follow shortly.

As the local Pittsburgh newspaper “Post-Gazette” reported, DeLuca was the longest-serving member of the United States House of Representatives in the state. He reportedly died of cancer last month at the age of 85.

“It was already too late to change the ballots”
It was already too late to change ballots or candidates for the 32nd district, the report said.

In addition to the well-publicized national elections for the new composition of the US Congress in Washington, local votes were also held in many places on Tuesday.

Source: Krone

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