Skip to comments.‘Dead’ candidate elected in south Mexico village
Posted on 07/11/2013 7:45:55 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Prosecutors are investigating how a man certified as dead got elected mayor of a village in southern Mexico.
Authorities say relatives of Lenin Carballido used a death certificate showing that he died of a diabetic coma in 2010 to convince police to drop an arrest warrant against him for allegedly participating in a 2004 gang rape.
A living Carballido later ran in, and narrowly won, Sundays election in San Agustin Amatengo in Oaxaca state. In his campaign, he posted photos of himself all around the village of 1,400 residents, with slogans like Now is the Time and United for Development. But shortly after his victory, the death certificate surfaced with his full name of Leninguer Carballido.
Carballidos party, the leftist Democratic Revolution Party, known as the PRD, said it had been fooled by the candidate.
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I saw the headline and figured that Kerry or Michelle O. got elected to some office.
What’s the big deal?
We have thousands of dead voters elect live people here in the US, what’s wrong with hundreds or thousands of live Mexicans voting for a dead candidate in Mexico? /sarc
Did they embalm him, too?