Dead brothel owner Dennis Hof wins election in Nevada, U.S.

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Hof, 72, was found dead by porn actor Ron Jeremy on October 16 at the Love Ranch, one of the brothels Hof owned in Nevada.

Despite the paradoxical outcome, there are procedures in place to ensure that when Hof's posthumous victory is confirmed, local county commissioners may appoint another Republican to fill his seat.

He may be dead, but Dennis Hof scored 69.02% in Tuesday's vote against Democratic candidate Lesia Romanov, at 30.98%, to win the assembly seat representing rural southern Nye County, official records showed.

A deceased individual, Dennis Hof, who operated a brothel in Nevada, has emerged victorious in the U.S. midterm elections conducted on Tuesday, November 6, as his patrons voted massively for him, giving him 53% of the total votes cast. And as tragic as his death was, Hof campaign manager Chuck Muth previously indicated his boss's passing might actually help his electoral chances.

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On his campaign website, Hof had stated: "If you want higher taxes and the cradle-to-grave big government socialism, vote for my opponent".

His body was discovered by porn actor Ron Jeremy and a prostitute.

Hof's Love Ranch brothel about an hour outside of Las Vegas, the same brothel where National Basketball Association player Lamar Odom was found unconscious in 2015, is where Jeremy and a prostitute found Hof's body.

Hof ran for office in 2016 as a Libertarian but lost the race.

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About 20 brothels operate in Nevada in mostly rural areas. As a result, Nevada Republicans encouraged people to vote for him anyway.

He said an anti-brothel push and regulatory problems he faced this year needed political retribution.

Even though he had died, the state officials confirmed that his name would still appear on the ballot, and it looks like his plight - as well as the inadequacy of other candidates, it would seem - really spoke to the living public of the state of Nevada.

The legal pimp had also been accused of sexual assault on at least four occasions.

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