Justin Pearson Succeeded a Dead Woman
It was a real nail-biter whether Pearson's District would reinstate him!
MSNBC was keeping a close eye on the returns from the 86th District of Tennessee last night, to see whether the City Council of Memphis would reappoint expelled representative, Justin Pearson, to the House.
It promised to be a long night, what with the people in Pearson’s district closely examining the facts, weighing their options, and absolutely NOT voting on color.
The last representative from the 86th district was Barbara Cooper, who served for 25 years — Memphis voters are tough! — and was re-elected at age 93, two weeks after she’d died.