Brothel owner wins election despite being dead

Voters in Nevada on Wednesday, November 8 elected a dead man to the State Assembly.

Dennis Hof, a famous brothel owner, won the election despite having died three weeks ago at one of his whorehouses.

Dennis was still on the ballot as a Republican candidate for the Nevada state legislature, despite being found dead on October 16 at his famed Love Ranch in Crystal, Nevada, TMZ reports.

Hof beat out Democratic opponent Lesia Romanov in a landslide, getting over 60 per cent of the votes in the heavily Republican district.

Polling places posted signs informing voters that Hof was already dead, but that didn’t stop them from voting for the man who made a living running sex ranches, TMZ says.

During his campaign, Dennis nicknamed himself the “Trump from Pahrump,” in reference to the town where he lived in Nevada.

Because a dead man won the election, the seat is still considered vacant and will be filled by the county commissioners, who will select a fellow Republican who resides in the district to serve Dennis’ 2-year term.

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