2022 Elections: Surprise as US Voters ‘Re-elect’ Dead Lawmaker

2022 Elections: Surprise as US Voters ‘Re-elect’ Dead Lawmaker

  • 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.

United States voters, Pennsylvania, Democrat Tony DeLuca, 2022 US midterm elections
Voters in Pennsylvania re-elect dead House of Reps member, Democrat Tony DeLuca during the 2022 midterm elections. Photo credit: CNN
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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

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.

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