Ok so yesterday was probably one of the craziest midterm elections for DECADES, but some voters clearly were not well aware of what was going on with their Congressmen. Dennis Hof, owner of Love Ranch, was running for State Assembly of Nevada. Hof unfortunately passed away on October 16, which was 21 days before the election, so his name was still on the ballot. Nevada still elected him to the assembly yesterday! His win wasn’t a huge surprise in his heavily Republican district that stretches over three counties — the largest of which is Nye County — and went for President Trump in 2016 by a wide margin. According to the Nevada secretary of state, a Hof victory would ensure the state Assembly seat would remain in Republican hands as the three county commissioners would convene and select a replacement from the GOP.
On the other hand, a Texas House member won re-election yesterday…from JAIL!
A re-election celebration is underway in Pod 2 of the Montgomery County Jail after inmate number 232573 claimed victory in Texas House District 27. That inmate is known as Rep. Ron Reynolds, D-Missouri City, to the people on the outside.
Reynolds was unopposed in the race for District 27 and the latest vote totals show Reynolds garnered 47,305 votes in Tuesday’s election.
Since the convictions were misdemeanors, Reynolds did not have to resign from office. Unless Reynolds’ sentence is reduced, he will likely be sitting in a jail cell when the legislature reconvenes in January 2019. Reynolds could miss the entire first year of the 86th legislative session if he’s not freed before Sept. 7, 2019.