A flamboyant but no longer living 72-year-old brothel owner who had labellel himself the "Trump from Pahrump" has been posthumously been elected in Nevada.

The reality television star Dennis Hof passed away last month.

Since he is not alive to serve, another Republican will be selected to serve his two-year term.

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His campaign manager described election day as bittersweet.

"He’s not going to make it to the promised land with us… but we hope he’s watching from the great beyond."

The budding politician was found deceased after a rally with porn star Ron Jeremy and Sheriff Joe Arpaio.