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2013-11-07 09:21:49 AM  
We did that with the governor's race in Missouri in 2000.  Unfortunately, the loser became Bush's Attorney General.
 
2013-11-07 09:28:47 AM  
Will Bailey unavailable for comment.
 
2013-11-07 09:30:16 AM  
What exactly does voting for a candidate who passed before the election do other than to show a dislike of the surviving candidate?
 
2013-11-07 09:31:46 AM  
Old hotness: Dead people voting
New hotness: People voting for the dead
 
2013-11-07 09:33:04 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: What exactly does voting for a candidate who passed before the election do other than to show a dislike of the surviving candidate?


So, vote Republican?

Actually, if probably shows a dislike of knowing what the fark you're doing when you vote.
 
2013-11-07 09:33:07 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: What exactly does voting for a candidate who passed before the election do other than to show a dislike of the surviving candidate?


Require another election with a different candidate that's actually alive that wasn't able to replace the past candidate before the election?
 
2013-11-07 09:33:08 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: What exactly does voting for a candidate who passed before the election do other than to show a dislike of the surviving candidate?


It does seem like a big ol' biatchslap to lose to a dead guy in an election.

/even God is going "DO YOU GET IT?"
 
2013-11-07 10:10:08 AM  
They're still probably better than anyone in Congress.
 
2013-11-07 11:06:33 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: What exactly does voting for a candidate who passed before the election do other than to show a dislike of the surviving candidate?



Or a massively uninformed electorate who's main concern is looking for the (R) or (D) by the name.
 
2013-11-07 11:15:26 AM  
Damnit Washington state, don't you know the dead people are suppose to be the voters not the candidates?! Sorry we screwed up Chicago. Also, I didn't vote for either of these guys! Though, I did vote for a guy who is almost dead! In his 70's I think, so there's that!
 
2013-11-07 12:47:11 PM  

AbsentFriends: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: What exactly does voting for a candidate who passed before the election do other than to show a dislike of the surviving candidate?

Or a massively uninformed electorate who's main concern is looking for the (R) or (D) by the name.


I didn't live in one of these districts, but some of the smaller county or city races have zero information for the voters to go on.

Take for example this deeply informative race for Pierce FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. 22,Commissioner Pos. 1:
http://onyourballot.vote411.org/race-detail.do?id=11772146

And as the article listed, one race only had a single person (the deceased) who was listed on the ballot. You'd have to write-in someone else.
 
2013-11-07 12:52:57 PM  
 
2013-11-07 12:53:33 PM  
If the dead guy wins, who gets the spot?  Does the dead guy's party get to fill it?

Is it bad manners to campaign against a dead guy, even if he might beat you?  It would be hilarious to see campaign ads "Vote for me, my opponent died."  Though those might backfire.  You could do something like this:

RIP {dead opponent}.  He was a great man and will be missed.  blah blah passed to early blah blah condolences to the family blah, blah
Paid for by {alive guy} for office

It is respectful while reminding voters your opponent is dead and you are running for office.
 
2013-11-07 04:51:03 PM  

Cletus C.: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: What exactly does voting for a candidate who passed before the election do other than to show a dislike of the surviving candidate?

So, vote Republican?

Actually, if probably shows a dislike of knowing what the fark you're doing when you vote.


Nah, it really is about voting for your political interests. Imagine this: a week before Election Day, they guy you were going to vote for drops dead. Too late to get him off the ballot.

His opponent is one T. Party (or Mark X. Sosh-Lizst, depending on your personal leanings). Are you going to vote for the guy who's still alive? Or vote for the dead guy, hope he wins, and then take your chances in a Special Election a few weeks down the road?
 
2013-11-07 06:02:27 PM  
The dead have risen and they're voting Republican!

/not you too Snowball 2
 
2013-11-08 12:58:45 AM  

AbsentFriends: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: What exactly does voting for a candidate who passed before the election do other than to show a dislike of the surviving candidate?
Or a massively uninformed electorate who's main concern is looking for the (R) or (D) by the name.


Many people think that a dead candidate is a better choice for them than someone from the other party. I don't disagree.
 
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