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Tennessee town elects dead man for mayor

“If he were to run again next week I’d vote for him again”


 

Some people elect leaders and subsequently wish they were dead. Other places, like the tiny Tennessee town of Tracy City, simply cut to the chase and elect a dead man in the first place. Despite having passed away a month before the vote, Carl Geary was elected mayor of his town with over three times as many votes as his nearest competitor. “I knew he was deceased,” says Chris Rogers, owner of the town’s Lunch Box restaurant and one of the 285 people who cast their vote for Geary. “I know that sounds stupid, but we wanted someone other than [current mayor Barbara Brock]. If he were to run again next week I’d vote for him again.”

The Telegraph


 
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