Dead Nevada pimp wins elections to state assembly in the US

Dead Nevada pimp wins elections to state assembly in the US

A pimp who was said he was inspired by Donald Trump to get involved in politics has been elected to Nevada's state assembly even though he died three weeks before the elections.

Dennis Hof, a television star and pimp who owned several brothels, had been running for Nevada's state legislature when he was found dead on October 16, two days after this 72nd birthday.

The Business Insider reports that the deceased Hof won his election on Tuesday, November 6 against Democrat Lesia Romanov, with almost 70% of the vote.

By that time, it was too late to take his name off the ballot. Republicans in the state urged voters to cast their ballot for him anyway to keep the seat from the Democrats.

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Under state law, if a candidate who has died is elected, someone from the same party is appointed by local officials to fill the seat.

Hof called himself "The Trump of Pahrump," after his town in Nevada, and beat a three-term incumbent Republican in June's primary.

He told BuzzFeed in November that he thought support for him mirrored the continued support for Trump after the emergence of the "Access Hollywood" tape.

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Hof's platform was largely conservative, as he looked to expand gun rights and vowed to take a tough stance on immigration.

He also wanted to push to make the brothel industry more mainstream and introduce more sex education to schools.

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