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Dead man running: Deceased congressman wins election in New Jersey | Fox News

  

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Dead man running: Deceased congressman wins election in New Jersey | Fox News
The late Rep. Donald Payne Jr. has retained his seat representing New Jersey. His father also held the same seat and also died in office.

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With New Jersey Rep. Donald Payne Jr.'s death, the House's balance of power sits at 217 Republicans and 212 Democrats, with six vacancies.

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Many elections are marked by reports of dead people voting, but a dead person being elected is far less common. Yet that's exactly what happened Tuesday when Rep. Donald Payne Jr. won a primary in New Jersey's 10th Congressional District.

The beloved congressman and member of the Congressional Black Caucus suffered a fatal heart attack April 24, according to the New York Post.

The filing deadline for primary campaigns in New Jersey was in March. Congressman Payne was the only candidate to register.

DEMOCRATIC NEW JERSEY REP. DONALD PAYNE JR. DEAD AT 65

Rep Donald Payne, Jr., D-N.J., co-chair of the Colorectal Cancer Caucus, speaks at the Fight Colorectal Cancer "United in Blue" flag installation on the National Mall to spotlight the rise in young adult colorectal cancer cases March 12, 2024, in Washington, D.C. (Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fight Colorectal Cancer)

It isn't surprising Payne Jr. was not challenged in the primary. He had held the seat since 2012, and his father occupied it for 20 years prior to that. Payne Jr. succeeded his father when the elder Payne also died in office.

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The Garden State's election rules dictate that Payne cannot be replaced on the ballot. Instead, a special primary election will be held July 16. Nearly a dozen Democrats have already made it known to party leaders that they intend to vie for the seat.

New Jersey's 10th district is one of the bluest in the country, with a whopping 6-1 Democratic registration advantage. It includes Newark and other urban areas of Hudson, Union and Essex counties and hasn't been represented by a Republican since 1946.

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George
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1  seeder  George    one week ago

Democrats, If dead people aren't voting for them, they have their ignorant followers voting for dead people.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  George @1    one week ago

They kind of did it in 2020. Some would argue that Joe Biden is the walking dead.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2  Sean Treacy    one week ago

As Pelosi said, a  glass of water could literally win some of these Democratic districts. 

Not the most informed voters. 

 
 
 
George
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2.1  seeder  George  replied to  Sean Treacy @2    one week ago

If you look at Pressley or Omar's district even an anti-American terrorist can get elected in a blue district.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3  Jeremy Retired in NC    one week ago

THIS IS NOT A CHALLENGE!!

How low on the IQ Scale does one have to vote for a dead person. 

AGAIN NOT A CHALLENGE!!!!!

 
 
 
Ronin2
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3.1  Ronin2  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @3    one week ago

Pelosi stated that in some districts "A glass half full of water with a D on it could get elected". Democrat voters are proving her correct.

Unfortunately this district must not have clean drinking water; so the D on the glass that he was running against was blotted out.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3.1.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ronin2 @3.1    one week ago
Pelosi stated that in some districts "A glass half full of water with a D on it could get elected".

Explains how the likes of Pelosi, Feinstein, AOC, "the squad", and many others were elected.

 
 

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