Crazy choice in Pennsylvania
Dead MP re-elected to parliament
American local politician Tony DeLuca died a few weeks ago. But now he was re-elected. Crazy re-election brings smiles.
The late Rep. Tony DeLuca († 85) was re-elected in Pennsylvania.
In the US state of Pennsylvania, the midterm elections caused a great sensation. Democrat John Fetterman (53) defeated Republican Mehmet Oz (62) to secure the Senate seat. Fettermann steals seat from Republicans, big surprise.
In addition to the big senate elections, the eastern federal state also has completely crazy elections. As reported by the local paper “Post-Gazette” from Pittsburgh, Tony DeLuca († 85) was also re-elected as a member of the local parliament – although he recently died!
There will be new elections soon
Democrats in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives reported the incident via Twitter on Tuesday night, which drew sneers from much of the US media. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Rep. Tony DeLuca, but proud that voters continue to demonstrate their confidence in him and his commitment to democratic values by posthumously re-electing him,” the statement said. A new election for DeLuca will soon follow.
DeLuca was the longest serving member of the House of Representatives in the state. He reportedly died last month aged 85 of cancer. It was too late to exchange ballots or candidates for the 32nd precinct, the report said.
In addition to the expected national elections for the new composition of the US Congress in Washington, local votes were also held in many places on Tuesday. (zis/SDA)