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Challenger defeats deceased incumbent in Mobile election

Voters in an Alabama city have elected a challenger over a deceased incumbent who still managed...
Voters in an Alabama city have elected a challenger over a deceased incumbent who still managed to grab a sizeable chunk of the vote.(WCJB)
Published: Oct. 5, 2021 at 2:48 PM CDT
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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Voters in an Alabama city have elected a challenger over a deceased incumbent who still managed to grab a sizeable chunk of the vote.

William Carroll defeated Mobile City Council member Levon Manzie. Even though Manzie died last month, his name was still on the ballot in Tuesday’s municipal election.

Carroll won with 57% of the vote. Manzie, even though he is deceased, got 43% of the vote.

Carroll says an out-of-town group was still pushing Manzie as a candidate. If Manzie had won, another election

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