A Republican candidate running for the state legislature in the state of North Dakota, United States, has won his election despite having passed away due to Covid-19 complications in October.
David Andahl, 55, was running in Bismark. His death came as a shock after the state legislative candidate who beat longtime incumbent and target of Gov. Doug Burgum to win the June primary.
Now, Andahl, along with Republican Dave Nehrig, have won the elections.
Andahl won 35 percent of votes to win the seat.
The June primary drew the attention of Burgum, a Republican, who gave more than US$ 1.8 million to a political action committee that successfully targeted Delzer’s seat.
Delzer did not advance to the Nov. 3 general election, and he told the Bismarck Tribune earlier that he thought the governor’s influence in the race wasn’t right.