Dead man elected as US mayor


Carl Geary died a month ago from a heart attack as he campaigned to be selected for the small country town. Despite his sudden death he still polled over three times as many votes as his rival in the election in Tracy City, Tennessee.

Local business owners said the vote to elect Geary was as a protest against the current mayor, Barbara Brock.
“I knew he was deceased. I know that sounds stupid, but we wanted someone other than her,” said Chris Rogers, owner of the town’s Lunch Box restaurant.
“If he were to run again next week I’d vote for him again.”
Town officials said four councillors will now decide who becomes mayor.
– News Story

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    Ammara said,

    how flattering 🙂


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