Yes, Republicans will vote for a dead man if they think they will win an election.
A New York state lawmaker who was facing a fraud trial won his primary election Tuesday, despite the fact that he had killed himself last week, Fox News reports.
Assemblyman Bill Nojay, a vocal gun rights advocate and backer of Donald Trump’s presidential bid, was facing a fraud trial in Cambodia and reportedly under FBI scrutiny when he went to his family’s cemetery plot in Rochester and shot himself in front of an arriving police officer on Friday.
Despite the suicide, Nojay remained on the ballot and prevailed in the Tuesday primary, beating challenger Rick Milne. With 88 percent of voting districts counted, he received 2,098 votes — 58 percent — to Milne’s 1,539, according to the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.
Nojay, who was elected to the Assembly in 2012, faced growing legal troubles, including charges of fraud in Cambodia related to a $1 million investment in a proposed rice exporting operation gone bust, the paper reported.