Republican Candidate Convinced his Opponent is Dead and Using a Body Double as a Stand-in

By FaithGardner, Daily Kos

File this one under “strangest reason to challenge the results of a primary vote ever”:

Frank Lucas

Frank Lucas

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.

Timothy Ray Murray is not only convinced his opponent is a body double (or, as he stated elsewhere, a “robot look-alike”), he also feels the need to clarify to the public that he, Murray, is NOT a body double:

In the statement, Murray, who did not respond to an interview request, also reassured voters that he is not a body-double.“I, Timothy Ray Murray, am a human, born in Oklahoma, and obtained and continue to fully meet the requirements to serve as U.S. Representative when honored to so. I will never use a look alike to replace my (The Office’s) message to you or to anyone else, as both the other Republican Challengers have,” he said.

Rep. Lucas, a 20-year veteran of Congress, responded:

Many things have been said about me, said to me in the course of all my campaigns. This is the first time I’ve ever been accused of being a body double or a robot.

All righty then.




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