Even a dead Republican beat a Democrat in the GOP's sweep of Alabama.
A Republican nominee who died almost month before Election Day beat the Democratic incumbent for a seat on the Bibb County Commission on Tuesday.
Probate Judge Jerry Pow says Republican nominee Charles Beasley defeated Democrat Walter Sansing despite having died on Oct. 12. Beasley carried about 52 percent of the votes.
Pow says some voters probably didn't know Beasley died before the election, but others did.