- A piece of news that would scare but stun many is the re-election of Democrat Tony DeLuca, a Pennsylvania state representative in the United States
- During midterm elections, the United States voters on Tuesday, November 8, re-elected the politician who died last month, October
- This move however triggered a special election for a later date to fill the deceased Democrat’s seat
Democrat Tony DeLuca, a Pennsylvania state representative in the United States who died last month, was “re-elected” during the midterm elections, Daily Trust reported.
DeLuca died on October 9, 2022, after a brief battle with lymphoma, a disease he twice previously beat. He died at the age of 85.
Fox News quoted the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as saying he was Pennsylvania’s longest-serving state representative.
In a tweet, Pennsylvania House Democrats said,
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“While we’re incredibly saddened by the loss of Representative Tony DeLuca, we are proud to see the voters continue to show their confidence in him and his commitment to Democratic values by re-electing him posthumously. A special election will follow soon.”
Some observers speculate that many voters chose DeLuca knowing he was dead in order to force a special election rather than vote for his third-party opponent, according to local reporter Charlie Wolfson.
DeLuca’s opponent, Queonia Livingston, reportedly ran on a decidedly left-wing platform, putting her three main priorities on her website as environmental justice, ending the war on drugs and reducing gun violence.
About eight US politicians of Nigerian descent were elected in the ongoing midterm elections in America.
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The presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad, shared the meeting's photos on Twitter, though no official statement has been released.
US Election: Full List of Nigerians Who Win Legislative Seats In Georgia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota
About 8 Nigerian descent politicians in the United States won their legislative seats in the state elections of Georgia, Pennsylvania and Minnesota.
According to Sahara Reporters, the chairman of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Abike Debiri-Erewa, confirmed the development on her verified Twitter handle.
The Nigerians were elected late on Tuesday, November 8, as Dabiri-Erewa sent them a congratulatory message.