A brothel owner from Nevada who died in October has, according to the Nevada independent, Dennis Hof managed to defeat posthumously the democratic newcomer Lesia Romanov in the largely republican rural district where Pahrump, his hometown, is located. His victory has now triggered a complicated electoral process, which requires each district commission in the district to nominate a candidate to fill the seat before the chairs of those committees take part in the vote. Thousands of voters in Hof's hometown outside Las Vegas had allegedly announced they would vote for him before the election. His former campaign manager Chuck Muth compared Hof's popularity to "Moses." In all polling stations signs were attached, which informed the voters about it, who had announced his flight months before his death, no longer belonged to the living. But the Republicans in the state had called on voters to support him anyway, to prevent a Democrat seat from falling.