A City Re-Elected a Dead Man Because He Was Still “Better Qualified” Than His Opponent

Here’s a pretty funny election story that really flew under the radar with everyone, you know, talking about what happened in the MAIN EVENT.

A 61-year-old guy named Gary Ernst was running for re-election as treasurer of Oceanside, California. He DIED back on September 23rd, but the city said there wasn’t enough time to reprint the ballots without him.

And . . . on Tuesday, he WON anyway.

His opponent is a woman named Nadine Scott. She’s spent the past month-and-a-half trying to spread the word that Gary was dead, but clearly it didn’t work, because he beat her by six percentage points.

Or maybe it DID work . . . but people didn’t care. One of the city council members from Oceanside told the press, quote, “Even though Gary passed away, he is still better qualified than she is.” DAMN that’s cold.

The city council will get to appoint someone for the position . . . but they don’t necessarily have to choose Nadine.

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