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

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

Oct 14, 2020

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.