There's been a lot of focus on how crazy it is that Pennsylvanians voted Democrat John Fetterman in as a U.S. Senator despite having obvious brain damage from a stroke he suffered this year.
But let's talk about another crazy Pennsylvanian Democrat choice, Anthony DeLuca, who sadly passed away October 9th. Deluca was the state's longest-serving state representative, and yet he was elected to the legislature yesterday.
Pennsylvania House Democrats weren't quite sure which emotion they should go with here.
So, it's really not being talked about beyond a quick statement:
While we're incredibly saddened by the loss of Representative Tony DeLuca, we are proud to see the voters to continue to show their confidence in him and his commitment to Democratic values by re-electing him posthumously. A special election will follow soon.
Many are claiming that voters were unaware that DeLuca had passed away, and it's possible since I have to believe many were unaware of John Fetterman's mental capacity as well.
That might explain a lot, but I have met plenty of folks that vote Democrat no matter who the candidate is. Period. Having detectable brainwaves is not a qualification that factors into their decision.
How else do you explain Joe Biden's presidency?
On the other hand, Pennsylvania is the state that just saw a former congressman and judge sent to prison for election fraud because of falsifying ballots in favor of the Democrats during multiple elections.
Is it possible that DeLuca is now just a more accurate representative of his constituents?