Two Democrats who died in October - from the states of Pennsylvania and Tennessee - were re-elected to the US House of Representatives. This is reported by Fox News and The Commercial Appeal newspaper.
Anthony DeLuca, a member of the Democratic Party from Pennsylvania, died on October 9 from lymphoma, he was 85 years old. ABC, citing state Department of State data, notes that the Democrat received nearly 86% of the popular vote. 14 thousand people voted for him on election day, another 7 thousand votes by mail.
“While we are incredibly saddened by the loss of Tony DeLuca, we are proud that voters continue to show their trust in him and his commitment to democratic values by re-electing him posthumously. A special election will be held soon, ”Democrats from the House of Representatives from Pennsylvania commented on the situation.
Another case is in Tennessee. Local newspaper The Commercial Appeal reports that voters there voted for Barbara Cooper, who died on October 25 at the age of 93.
On November 10, the interim results of the US elections became known. Republicans won at least 210 seats in the House of Representatives. It takes 218 seats to achieve a majority in the lower house of the US Parliament. The NBCnews channel gave the predicted final result of the election: based on the intermediate numbers, it follows that the Republicans will have 222 votes.
In the Senate, according to NBC's calculations, Republicans will take 49 seats against 48 from Democrats. The results of the US Senate elections will be known in December, when the second round will be held in Georgia.