Dennis Hof, the owner of a brothel in Nevada, handily won an election on Tuesday night to serve in the state’s assembly.
The only problem? Hof died last month.
Hof, who ran as a Republican, defeated a Democratic challenger in Nevada’s 36th Assembly District, the Associated Press reports. He was the owner of several brothels in the state and starred in an HBO show.
The news outlet reports that adult film actor Ron Jeremy discovered Hof dead last month at a brothel outside of Las Vegas. Republicans in the state are expected to appoint a replacement for him in the state Assembly.
Hof was accused of rape by a former employee of one of his brothels, according to the New Yorker.
While much of the attention on last night’s midterm elections focused on Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives, several people online found time to comment on the odd circumstances surrounding Hof’s state-level win.
“Dennis Hof May be dead, but folks … the American Dream is alive and well,” user Josh Billinson tweeted.
Deceased brothel owner Dennis Hof has comfortably won election to the Nevada state assembly. America, truly the land of opportunity— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) November 7, 2018
Dennis Hof May be dead, but folks … the American Dream is alive and well https://t.co/Gu9R7A689s— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) November 7, 2018
is this a headline or mad libs or?— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) November 7, 2018
Forget Libertarians, the Dead Pimps are the 3rd party that can actually winhttps://t.co/8S9hR11FDV— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) November 7, 2018
It really doesn't get any weirder than this. https://t.co/RvHiLrfAH5— Jim Zarroli (@JimZarroli) November 7, 2018
Me in 1998: "I wonder what politics will be like 20 years from now"— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) November 7, 2018
You can read all of the Associated Press report here.