Dead man elected
Bibb County, AL (WVTM) – Republican Charles Beasley won a seat on Bibb
County, Alabama's county commission during Tuesday's election, even
thought Beasley died several weeks ago.
Mr. Beasley beat out Democratic incumbent Walter Sansing by claiming nearly 52 percent of the vote.
Judge Jerry Pow said the rules allow ballots to be changed 20 days
before the election, but the Bibb County Republican Party did not want
to remove Beasley's name.
Pow says three factors may have
contributed to the victory, straight republican-ticket voters, sympathy
and disappointment in the Democratic candidate.
After the vote is
certified the Bibb County Republican Party will recommend a candidate,
and then the Governor will appoint someone.