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The Politician Voters Deserve

Barbara Brock was appointed mayor of Tracy City, Tenn., 18 months ago after the elected mayor died. With that term up, she ran for reelection, and was opposed by Carl Geary. Several weeks before the election, Geary died — but he still won the election, with 268 votes to Brock’s 85. Brock said she thought she had been doing a good job. (RC/AP) ...Yeah, but the voters aren’t fools: the dead guy won’t be using any of his benefits.
Original Publication Date: 02 May 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 16.

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