• Thursday, 01 December 2022
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In Pennsylvania, a deceased politician was re-elected.

In Pennsylvania, a deceased politician was re-elected.

According to news reports citing preliminary results, a Pennsylvania state lawmaker who died of cancer last month was reelected by a landslide.

Tony DeLuca, a Democrat who represented a Pittsburg suburb in the state legislature's lower house, died of lymphoma on October 9 at the age of 85. It was too late to remove his name from the ballot in Tuesday's nationwide US legislative elections.

DeLuca was re-elected with 86 percent of the vote, with 98 percent of the ballots counted.

To fill his vacancy, a special election will be held.

"While we are deeply saddened by Representative Tony DeLuca's death, we are proud to see voters continue to demonstrate their trust in him and his commitment to Democratic values by reelecting him posthumously," said the Pennsylvania Democratic Party.

 

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