MARIE STEICHEN died two months ago- but that has not stopped her being elected county commissioner for a small Dakota town.
JERAUL county electoral official Cindy Peterson said the vote list had closed on August 1, a month before Ms Steichen had died of cancer. That meant her name was kept on the list for Tuesday's election.
Voters then handed the dead woman a 100 vote to 64 win over her embarrassed Republican rival.
Ms Peterson said she believed voters knew she was dead, but still wanted to make their political point.
DISSAPOINTED Minnesota left wingers had their nemesis returned in the form of Tim Pawlenty, much moaning and whining is expected from the Garage Building community in the sticksville district of Ranier Minnesota. Will these moaning Minnesotans ever get it right? Their Previous Governor was a devout Lutheran Wrestler and Disc Jockey, who gave equal time to the Kneelers, Sporty's and lovers of Heavy Metal, but earned the wrath of the Sticksville shed erectors. 'Such is life'.