Dead candidates win elections in Florida, Alabama
By Barbara Liston and Verna Gates
The two apparently died of natural causes, which did not sway voters.
Florida Democrat Earl K. Wood and Alabama Republican Charles Beasley won their respective elections but they will not take office.
Both men died weeks before the Nov. 6 election yet managed to beat their very much alive opponents by comfortable margins.
Wood died on Oct. 15 from natural causes at age 96, during his campaign for a 12th term as Orange County Tax Collector in Orlando, Fla.
http://news.msn.com/politics/dead-candi … -alabama-3
I have to wonder why their names were on the ballots...it's insulting to the "live" opponents.
I lived in Birmingham, Al for many years and am absolutely not surprised. "Southern Politics", ya know...Love the climate, though!!!
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