Dead Lawmaker Wins Election Into US Legislative Seat, What Next? – #AmericaDecides—Late Republican lawmaker, David Andahl has been declared winner of the North Dakota legislative seat in the United States in the ongoing US election.
Andahl or Dakota Dave as he is fondly calles passed away after suffering COVID-19 complications in October at the age of 55. Before his death, he won a heated primary with an incumbent committee chairman.
Washington Post source reported that North Dakota election authorities initially had no precedent on how to address the death of a candidate so close to the election and the state’s attorney general later issued an opinion on how to proceed.
It was learned that the authorities had reportedly said should Andahl win, the local Republican Party would be responsible for filling the vacant seat until a special election.
So far, six dead candidates have won elections since 2000 at nearly every level of government, from mayoral races in small-town Tennessee to a US Senate seat, according to a report by Washington Post.