Republican House candidate Timothy Ray Murray is challenging the results of his primary election defeat because his believes his opponent (Rep. Frank Lucas) was executed in 2011 and has been replaced by a body double.
In a press release, Murray wrote:
The election for U.S. House for Oklahoma’s 3rd District will be contested by the Candidate, Timothy Ray Murray. I will be stating that his votes are switched with Rep. Lucas votes, because 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.
This is a situation similar to the Senators’ from Kentucky situation in the 2012 election. I am contesting that this matter has happen since his election was blocked, because of the U.S. Defense Department’s use of Mr. Murray’s DNA. To my knowledge, the U.S. Defense Department has not released to the public that information, as it is their confidential information about many people. Congress is likely wanting me to state that all my DNA used will not result in benefits to people I have never had relations with of a family nature. I have been bound to protect that information unless it causes harm to The People.
When asked about Murray’s claims, Rep. Lucas (R-OK) delivered the quote of the year, “It does come as kind of a shock to read that you’re not you.”
Murray has run against Lucas in previous elections, but this is the first time that the Republican congressman has ever been accused of being a body double. This is a good reminder to all non-Republicans everywhere that there is a whole fleet of even crazier Republicans out there waiting to replace incumbents that you may think are too extreme.
Murray lost the primary to Lucas by a margin of 82%-5%, which proves that even in a dark red state like Oklahoma there is such a thing as being too crazy to be elected.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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