WASHINGTON: Seorang ahli perniagaan dari Republikan dan calon di Dakota Utara yang meninggal dunia akibat COVID-19 bulan lalu, menang pada pilihan raya Amerika Syarikat (AS), lapor Agensi Anadolu pada Rabu.
Difahamkan David Andahl, 55, meninggal dunia 5 Oktober lalu, tetapi namanya masih tertera pada kertas undi dan diumum memenangi satu daripada dua kerusi di negeri itu dengan memperoleh 35.53 peratus undi.
Rakannya juga dari Republikan, Dave Nehring turut menang dengan memperoleh 40.72 peratus berdasarkan keputusan tidak rasmi.
Keluarga Andahl mengumumkan kematiannya menerusi Facebook pada 6 Oktober.
(CNN)David Andahl, a North Dakota businessman and rancher, died October 5 after a battle with Covid-19. And about a month later, he appears to have been elected to the state House.
The Republican candidate is projected to win one of two seats from among four candidates in the race for North Dakota’s 8th district. He received about 35.53% of the total votes, according to unofficial results from the state. Fellow GOP candidate Dave Nehring is projected to win the other seat, with about 40.72% of the vote.
Andahl’s death in October had prompted questions about what would happen were he to win the election in November. North Dakota’s attorney general issued an opinion stating that the situation would be treated just as an official’s decision to step down or retire, meaning that the district’s Republican Party would appoint a representation.