having killed himself after being accused of fraud, Bill Nojay is keeping his seat in the New York state Assembly.

Republicans in an New York legislative district voted overwhelmingly for their incumbent assemblyman in a Tuesday primary. There’s just one problem: he’s dead.

Bill Nojay, a New York state Assembly member from the state’s 133rd District scored a handy victory over his primary challenger, despite having killed himself four days earlier. Nojay took his own life on Friday, the same day he was expected to receive federal fraud charges.

...Despite the unexpected and tragic loss of our Assemblyman, the endorsement still stands,” Republicans from the town of Hornell wrote, encouraging voters to back the dead candidate....