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You best believe it, the voters of Oceanside, California have elected Gary Ernest as Oceanside city treasurer. One problem, Gary Ernst died two months ago. The democratically elected dead man, passed away on September 23rd.
A man who died of natural causes in September was elected to public office in Oceanside, Calif., this week, according to local reports.
Gary Ernst was elected Oceanside City Treasurer over challenger Nadine Scott, who is a living opponent, NBC 7 San Diego reported.
Ernst passed away on Sept. 23, and officials didn't remove his name from the ballot.
Oceanside’s City Attorney John Mullen told NBC 7 that council members can declare the seat vacant since Ernst is not able to fill the position.
Mullen told NBC 7 that someone will be appointed to the position or a special election will be held.
Scott said she believes voters were not aware that Ernst was no longer living when they voted, and she would like to be appointed to the position, NBC 7 reports.
There are a few possibilities here. One, and the most likely, Californians are full of shit and when it comes to political awareness, they pay attention just as much as the rest of us. How else do you vote a dead person into office? I'll tell you.
The second possibility, is the Californians are smarter than all of us. They knew that Gary was dead. Knowing that he had died, the Californians elected him so that Gary could use his newly found paranormal abilities from beyond the grave to manage their money. What would be better than having a ghost as an accountant? They can't steal your money, because they can't even touch it and besides what would they need money for? Is there some sort of ghost mall in purgatory, you can go spend your metaphysical money on a pair of supernatural slippers? Who knows, I'm not dead and I don't plan on being dead for a good while.
The final possibility is straight out of the Christian Bale, Wolverine magician movie, The Prestige. What if that wasn't really Gary who died? What if it was Gary's clone? What if Gary cloned himself a thousand times knowing that something like death would be a problem for him and his political ambitions?
Suffice it to say, Gary is a mad genius and if he did clone himself I bet he's living in some sort of bunker similar to the sudo-easter egg in Fallout 3.
If I am giving him too much credit and the man actually is dead, than California loses major points for being dumb enough to think that a dead person would do a better job managing their money than a women.
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