A woman who died two months ago won a county commissioner’s race in Jerauld County on Tuesday.

Demo­crat Marie Steichen, of Woon­socket, got 100 votes, defeating incum­bent Repub­lican Merlin Feistner, of Woon­socket, who had 64 votes.

Jerauld County Aud­itor Cindy Peterson said voters knew Steichen had died.

They just had a chance to make a change, and we respect their opinion.”

via drjon