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Victor Vandell may have lost the special election in Ward 7 to Yvette Alexander, but he certainly spent his last day as a candidate riding in style.

LL spotted Vandell leaving one voting precinct in a dark-colored luxury car, complete with a driver. The car drew a lot of attention from poll workers, mainly because it had Virginia license plates.

Vandell says the car was a gift “from a fraternity brother” who had rented the Mercury Grand Marquis and didn’t need it for the day. “He figured I might as well use it to get around to all the precincts on Election Day.”

The posh ride did not prove to be a difference maker for Vandell, who received 12 percent of the vote to Alexander’s 34 percent.