Dead Woman Wins State Senate Seat, Dead Man Loses City Council Bid
But not nearly as impressive as the feat achieved by state Sen. Jenny Oropeza (D-Long Beach), who won reelection despite having been dead for 13 days.
Alas, the governor will have to call a special election to fill the seat of Oropeza, who represented constituents in Carson, Long Beach, El Segundo, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Torrance, Lomita and parts of Los Angeles.
As mentioned in this post (scroll to the bottom) . . .
. . . Stammreich and California GOP Chairman Ron Nehring filed complaints Tuesday with state and Los Angeles County prosecutors over a last-minute campaign mailer they claim illegally influenced voters to cast ballots for Oropeza.
Mission Viejo would have had the option of holding a special election or having council members appoint a replacement had Barker won.