Thursday, April 9, 2009

Missouri Re-Elects Dead Mayor

Popular Winfield, Missouri mayor, Harry Stonebraker, has been re-elected to a fourth term - after dying of a heart attack last month. Stonebraker died after the ballots had been printed and the absentee ballots had gone out, and he won by a landslide with 90% of the votes! A temporary mayor will be appointed by the town to serve until a special election takes place next year.

In 2000, Missouri elected a senator who had died in a plane crash weeks earlier. And last year, a small village in Romania elected a dead mayor on purpose!

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

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