It’s Okay For Dead People to Run, But Not to Vote

This has to be the strangest political news story I’ve heard yet, from this year’s election.  During the whole forty years that I lived in central Florida, Orlando had only one tax collector, Earl K. Wood.  Well, I just learned that he died last month, but that didn’t keep him from running for re-election one more time.  Not only did his name stay on the ballot, but he actually beat his opponent!

You’ve probably heard of the notorious tactic of “voting the graveyard,” and earlier this year the state of Florida tried to stop it by removing the names of dead people from their lists of voters.  Obviously they don’t check for dead people on the ballots, too.

Dead candidates win elections in Florida, Alabama – Yahoo! News.

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