Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Dead Man Elected In New Jersey


Voters in New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District re-elected Rep. Donald Payne Jr. on Tuesday, June 4th. Unfortunately for them, Rep. Payne is dead. According to the New York Post, “The 65-year-old member of the Congressional Black Caucus died April 24 after a heart attack — after the filing deadline for the primary had already passed.” And, since Payne ran unopposed, and passed after the filing deadline for the primary had also passed, no one could replace him on the ballot per the Garden State’s election rules.

A special primary election will be held on July 16, with the winner to finish out the late congressman’s term. Around the same time, Democratic committee members in the district will meet to pick a new candidate for the Nov. 5 general election.

A dead guy elected? That’s different. Usually it’s Democrat voters who are dead.

(New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District is one of the farthest left in the nation. Stalin would defeat any Republican. He’s dead, too.)

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