Dead Democrat’s Elected By Landslide In Pennsylvania & Tennessee
A Pennsylvania state representative who died in October was reelected during yesterday’s midterm elections, according to the Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus.
Anthony “Tony” DeLuca, 85, died Oct. 9 “after a brief battle with lymphoma, a disease he twice previously beat,” the Caucus said in a statement.
“While we’re incredibly saddened by the loss of Representative Tony DeLuca, we are proud to see the voters continue to show their confidence in him and his commitment to Democratic values by re-electing him posthumously. A special election will follow soon,” said PA House Democrats in a tweet, Fox News reports.
Memphis Elects Dead Democrat
Tennessee State Rep. Barbara Ward Cooper served Shelby County District 86 for more than two decades.
Cooper, who represented downtown Memphis, died at 93 years old in October.
Her funeral was held Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral.
Cooper won the state congressional race 73 percent to 27 percent to Republican challenger Michael Porter, according to Fox 13.
Almost 8,000 Memphians voted for a dead person Tuesday.
“Only in Memphis,” national radio host Todd Starnes said.