Washington state is clearly the origin point of the zombie apocalypse.
They have two dead candidates on the ballot and those candidates look like they’re the winners of these elections.
Sadly this is not the first time this has happened.
John Rosentangle was running to be water commissioner in King County and is currently unopposed on the ballot. There are a couple of write-in candidates, but no one living is listed. Which is a pretty good position for a dead guy to be in.
John Erak was planning to run again for his city council seat, but died after filing to run.
I’ve got nothing against these guys and this clearly isn’t their fault. I mean, seriously, they’re dead. They didn’t plan for this to happen.
But this does lead to an interesting thought.
Why could their names not be removed from the ballot? Was there some doubt as to their death? Were people sure that they would show up and say “Haha, got you! We’re still alive!”
Are the populace expecting zombie politicians? Would that actually be all that different from most politicians these days?
I’ve asked most of these same questions about why it’s so difficult to remove the dead from our voting rolls as well.
The dead should have no part in our democratic process, whether as candidates or potential voters.
Then there’s the other sad issue.
How much of a low-information voter do you have to be to vote for someone who is dead?
Seriously people, you voted for a couple of dead guys. If you googled their names even once, you would know they were dead.
Some people really are too stupid to take part in the voting process. Then again maybe the dead voters are the ones voting for the dead guys. I guess they would be the right people to represent them as constituents…