Dead man running

There’s really not much one can add to this:

Political opponents accuse each other of lying all the time, but one Oklahoma congressional candidate took his accusation to a new level this week when he claimed his opponent was actually dead and being represented by a body double.

KFOR in Oklahoma reports that Timothy Ray Murray believes Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.), his opponent in the congressional Republican primary, was executed three years ago and is being represented by a look-alike. Because he believes Lucas is really dead, Murray said he will challenge the results of Tuesday’s Republican primary, in which Murray received 5.2 percent of the vote. Lucas won the primary with 82.8 percent of the vote.

“It is widely known Rep. Frank D. Lucas is no longer alive and has been displayed by a look alike. Rep. Lucas’ look alike was depicted as sentenced on a white stage in southern Ukraine on or about Jan. 11, 2011,” Murray said in a statement posted on his campaign website. The statement claimed Lucas and “a few other” members of Congress from Oklahoma and other states were shown on television being hanged by “The World Court.”

Not that I object to Congressmen being hanged or anything, but “The World Court”? What, did the Illuminati have the week off?

And we’ve had dead people on the ballot before, but you can usually assume that they were alive on the filing date.


  1. fillyjonk »

    27 June 2014 · 4:49 pm

    Now, if the guy was running in Illinois, he would have the dead-person vote all wrapped up.

    (Yipes. Zombie politicians. The last thing we need.)

  2. McGehee »

    27 June 2014 · 9:57 pm

    Timmy Ray needs to stop letting his cat tell him what’s been on TV. Cats make shit up.

    Goats, on the other hand, never lie about stuff they see on TV. And they have an exceptional eye for detail.

  3. Tatyana »

    28 June 2014 · 8:59 am

    FJ, funny you combined zombies+Chicago.
    10 min ago I read post by Carl, illustrating just that!

    Chaz, what a way to start Saturday – thank you for this post. Very energizing!

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