In Tennessee, they have a loose definition of the word “alive.”
Carl Robin Geary was running for mayor of Tracy City, Tennessee, but died weeks before the election. The only problem is he didn’t stay dead. His death didn’t even stop the campaign, or his supporters. As it ended up, Geary crushed his opponent in the recent election.
His opponent had been serving as mayor until the previous one died. We have no word on whether that mayor stayed dead.