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Abrupt Lane Ending

Kenneth Dudley, 80, easily won re-election as the Road Commissioner of Benton, Maine, his 107 votes far exceeding Preston Foster, the runner-up, with only 64 votes. It was unclear, Foster said, whether the citizens of the 2,500-population town had realized Dudley had died more than a month before the election, or were just paying homage to his memory. “Probably a bit of both,” he concluded. (RC/Waterville Morning Sentinel) ...Maybe voters thought a dead guy would do a better job than his opponent.
Original Publication Date: 03 April 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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