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Dead people keep using their obituaries to tell people who not to vote for

One of the perks of dying during an election year is using your final wish to express your political preferences — namely, telling those tasked with living through November who to vote for. That is what a Pennsylvania chiropractor did back in January when he asked mourners to, "in lieu of flowers…not vote for Donald Trump." An Alabama woman asked her friends and family to do the same when she passed away in April.

One Virginia grandmother took the joke a step further in her obituary, published Tuesday. The death of Mary Anne Noland, 68, was announced by explaining that, "faced with the prospect of voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton" Noland "chose instead to pass into the eternal love of God."

While that is certainly one way out, a family member added to NBC that her obituary was definitely a joke.