Montague http://michiganradio.org en A new mayor in West Michigan, but he lost the vote count http://michiganradio.org/post/new-mayor-west-michigan-he-lost-vote-count <p>In the&nbsp; small West Michigan city of Montague, a new mayor was elected even though he had fewer votes than his challenger.</p><p>That&#39;s because his challenger had died a week before the election.</p><p>From the <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2011/11/in_montague_deceased_mayor_rec.html">Muskegon Chronicle</a>:</p><blockquote><p>Montague has a new mayor for the first time in 20 years despite more votes being cast for the longtime incumbent who died a week before the election.</p><p>Henry Roesler Jr., who was seeking his 11th consecutive term as mayor, received the most votes cast in the city&#39;s mayoral election, but his votes don&#39;t officially count based on state law. Therefore, Kevin Erb, the challenger, won the two-year term.</p></blockquote><p>State law says votes for a deceased candidate are void. Wed, 09 Nov 2011 16:00:59 +0000 Mark Brush 4904 at http://michiganradio.org A new mayor in West Michigan, but he lost the vote count