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Dead candidates lead in 2 Washington elections
DES MOINES -- Even though John Rosentangle died in August, he won the election on Tuesday to a water district commission in Des Moines. Election results show he won the commission seat to King County Water District 54 with 71 percent of the vote. Rosentangle died of an illness on Aug. 12, but it turned out to be too late for his name to be removed from the Nov. 5 ballot. District officials were hoping a write-in candidate would win the election, as Rosentangle was running unopposed.