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Dead woman wins election in US

Marie Steichen died two months ago but she won a battle to become a county commissioner for a small South Dakota town in the US elections.

india Updated: Nov 09, 2006 12:15 IST

Marie Steichen died two months ago but she won a battle to become a county commissioner for a small South Dakota town in the United States election, an official said.

Jerauld county auditor Cindy Peterson said on Wednesday that the election list closed on August 1, and while Steichen died from cancer in September her name was kept on the list for Tuesday's election.

Steichen beat a Republican rival by 100 votes to 64 and Peterson said she believed that voters knew the woman was dead but wanted to make their political point.