A dead woman, whose name was on the ballot paper in a local US election, has won the poll in a small town in South Dakota. Marie Steichen, who died of cancer in September, beat a Republican rival by 100 votes to 64 and became a county commissioner posthumously.
The election list closed on 1 August, but Ms Steichen’s name was kept on the list for Tuesday’s election.
Voters knew she was dead but wanted to make a point, a local official said.
“They just had a chance to make a change, and we respect their opinion,” Jerauld County Auditor Cindy Peterson told the Associated Press news agency. – bbc