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AG's opinion: Deceased Legislative candidate could win, and a vacancy would be declared

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An Attorney General’s opinion says votes cast for a deceased legislative candidate should be counted, and if he's elected it would create a vacancy to be filled.

The opinion was requested by Secretary of State Al Jaeger.

This involves deceased Republican District 8 House nominee David Andahl. He died October 5th. And because it is so close to election, ballots in that district can’t be changed.

If Andahl would win a seat, the GOP district executive committee would name a successor.

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