Weird

Henry Roesler Jr. wins Montague, Michigan mayoral race despite being dead

A dead man has been elected mayor of Montague, Michigan. Henry Roesler Jr., who had already served 10 consecutive terms, died a week before the election but still secured more votes than challenger Kevin Erb.

Roseler received 129 votes compared to 115 for Erb, but it’s the latter who’ll serve the two-year term after city officials determined that a dead man can’t actually receive votes. So votes Roseler, who died of cancer, don’t count. Erb previously ran against Roseler in 2009 but lost.

While the idea of a dead man winning an election might seem odd, it’s far from the first time this kind of thing has happened. And one of the most unusual victories came in a campaign where campaigner Michael Moore entered a ficus tree in an election. Two bushes have also been elected president of the White House over the years.

Discussion

One thought on “Henry Roesler Jr. wins Montague, Michigan mayoral race despite being dead

  1. the second bush was follwed by a stump

    Posted by dc | December 6, 2011, 12:15 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: