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The dead electing the dead,2 Dead Candidates Winning In Washington Elections

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posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:42 AM
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The dead electing the dead



In the Seattle suburb of Des Moines, John Rosentangle won 71 percent of the vote over write-in candidates in the King County Water District 54. Rosentangle died last August of an illness. He was 63.

In a city council race on the Washington coast in Aberdeen, John Erak, also dead, is leading Alan Richrod, very much alive, with 53 percent of the vote. The 81-year-old Erak was a former state representative and died in June shortly after announcing he was running to retain his seat. As of yesterday his lead was only 12 votes, and the results weren't final.

Both men died after the filing period closed and their names could not be removed from ballots.

Should both candidates win, they will still be dead.


www.breitbart.com...

And now you know what is wrong with American, and why we are stuck with the leaders we get stuck with, if you don't know your candidate is dead, that could be a clue.




posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:47 AM
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He's dead Jim. But he's still the best candidate.

Years ago a United States Senator from Missouri was elected over a living candidate, and his wife took over the seat. I believe she's still in it, and still alive.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:49 AM
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Dead actually sounds like an improvement compared to others representatives already in power.




posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:50 AM
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Zombie Apocalypse elections lol
edit on 7-11-2013 by CosmicDude because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:50 AM
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Stormdancer777
The dead electing the dead





Should both candidates win, they will still be dead.


www.breitbart.com...



I love that line!

Says a lot about how people feel about their candidates though...

Either that, or they (we) are really that stupid/uninformed...




posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:53 AM
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Love the responses ,

Personally I think we are that ill informed, it has to be that, who would vote for a dead candidate?

OH! wait.......lol



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:54 AM
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Dead people can't do as much damage as the living can.
So perhaps those voting in the dead are on to something ....



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:57 AM
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Here's a thought, when the voting begins and they realize, hey, your dead candidates are in the lead, shouldn't an official speak up?

I am confused.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:58 AM
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FlyersFan
Dead people can't do as much damage as the living can.
So perhaps those voting in the dead are on to something ....


Perhaps

Perhaps libertarians could put Washington or Jefferson back on the ticket.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:59 AM
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Stormdancer777
Here's a thought, when the voting begins and they realize, hey, your dead candidates are in the lead, shouldn't an official speak up?

I am confused.


It has to do with filing deadlines (an appropriate word in this thread). If a candidate is already filed to run for office, then dies after a certain time but before the election, they run as hard as they can (ah?). Often these deadlines are when the ballot is printed, so if the name is already printed on the voting ballot, it stays and sometimes wins!



Stormdancer777

FlyersFan
Dead people can't do as much damage as the living can.
So perhaps those voting in the dead are on to something ....


Perhaps

Perhaps libertarians could put Washington or Jefferson back on the ticket.


Tempting, but I think candidates have to sign an intent to run for office form. I wonder who would win now in a race between Washington, Jefferson, and say, John Kennedy. What would probably happen is dead John Kennedy's dead father would arrange it with dead Sam Giancana to gather the votes of many dead voters. Just like in real life.
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posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 09:01 AM
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Stormdancer777
... if you don't know your candidate is dead, that could be a clue.



People dont appear to pay any attention at all to the candidates.
Just the party.

So a devout Republican, or a devout Democrat, will vote mindlessly and blindly for that party without thinking... and the name on the ticket, or any useful information about them, matters not.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 09:03 AM
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TY, I understand, but couldn't they make an announcement or something,



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 09:04 AM
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So a devout Republican, or a devout Democrat, will vote mindlessly and blindly for that party without thinking


Yup.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 09:05 AM
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What would probably happen is dead John Kennedy's dead father would arrange it with dead Sam Giancana to gather the votes of many dead voters. Just like in real life.

lol




posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 09:11 AM
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Stormdancer777
John Rosentangle won 71 percent of the vote over write-in candidates...




And thats why he won.
No other candidates for the masses to choose from, without having researched the matter beforehand.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 09:15 AM
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And people wonder why folks like Russell Brand and many others do not vote.
This is nonsensical. There is no sense voting at all if you don't know what the hell you're voting for.

If you do not know where your money goes, you may as well be throwing it away.

Same can be said for voting for politicians. If you haven't a damn clue, don't vote. You're just allowing this madness to continue.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 09:16 AM
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so they voted for the dead guy?

how about a live write in even if it is wrong?



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 09:24 AM
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Some things never change: I think it was Nero who made his horse a Roman Senator.. Tyrants always like those who do not argue back however in this case it would appear the electorate decided the dead can do no more harm...



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 09:40 AM
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Technically all politicians are dead. None of them have a heart.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 09:54 AM
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With all due respect, if you think the voting system is on the level "you haven't got a clue"!




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