Shell Energy Entrepreneurs banner Yudala banner
Americans elect dead man to office

By News Express on 11/11/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,297


Gary Ernst, who died of natural causes on September 23, is elected as treasurer for the city, official results show.

US voters in Oceanside city, California, have elected a dead man to office, according to official results.

Gary Ernst, who died of natural causes on September 23, was re-elected as treasurer for the city of Oceanside by earning 17,659 votes and beating challenger Nadine Scott by about six percentage points.

The city council did not remove Ernst’s name from the ballot after he died from diabetes complications.

The council said on Thursday that since Ernst could not take office, the seat would remain vacant until a decision is made on appointing someone to fill out the term or calling for a special election.

Although uncommon, this is not the first time American voters have cast their ballots for a deceased person.

In 2000, the state of Missouri famously elected Governor Mel Carnahan to the Senate – 38 days after he had been killed in a plane crash that also claimed the lives of his son and a campaign adviser.

Scott told San Diego’s KNSD-TV that she would like to be appointed to the post to honour the more than 15,000 people who voted for her.

She said she did not think that voters knew Ernst was dead.

•Photo shows Source: Al Jazeera News and News Agencies.

Source News Express

Posted 11/11/2016 1:23:29 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

 

You may also like...
Donald Trump 'may refuse to leave the White...

Abia set for new education scheme

Super Eagles among favourites to win Nations Cup,...

Cloudy weather, localised thunderstorms expected today

Warri residents protest poor electricity, outrageous billing

Buhari, Canadian Prime PM rescue Queen of England...

NASS leadership tussle could have been worse, says...

Dangote buys European gas company

Court adjourns ruling in Coca-Cola's suit challenging prosecution...

Maiduguri records first rain in 2016

Army announces N1m reward for information on kidnapped...

2019: Shittu chairs Buhari/Osinbajo re-election committee

 

Latest News ABOMINATION: Man impregnates, weds teenage sister Militants behead soldier, kill 3 others in Akwa Ibom Fire guts 40 trucks in Onitsha market Israel tests world’s most powerful missile defense system Gunmen abduct businessman, kill masquerade, 2 others British High Commissioner urges Buhari to sign NotTooYungToRun bill into law 205 convicted in mass trial of Boko Haram suspects Soldiers gun down suicide bomber in UNIMAID Fuel scarcity: NNPC cannot cope with demand on petrol consumption, says IPMAN SERAP to Buhari: Publish details of corruption in Social Investments Programme MRA inducts Transmission Company of Nigeria into FOI Hall of Shame for leaving Nigerians in the dark Remain focused in the fight against terrorism, journalists urge Buratai

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (325,388 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (316,849 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (253,490 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (208,032 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (194,299 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (187,003 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (162,456 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (145,810 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (139,990 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (128,998 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (127,444 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (122,739 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (34) Business (2,895) Business Verdict (33) Columnists (803) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (203) Entertainment (446) Features (548) Global Business Monitor (225) International (1,798) Interviews (143) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (105) News (32,961) Opinion (883) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,508) Religion (680) Sports (1,437) Stock Watch (27) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

Football president George Weah puts Liberian army to the test

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement