Let me first warn you that no, this is not satire. Now, normally I wouldn’t even bother writing about a story such as this because it’s absolutely insane. And I’m not using hyperbole or exaggerating when I use the word “insane.”
However, it’s so bizarre and ridiculous that, in a political world that’s full of anger and hostility, sometimes a story like this is exactly what we need to just sit back and have a good laugh.
It seems a Republican in Oklahoma is trying to claim victory, even though he lost his election, based on his belief that his opponent isn’t actually his opponent – but an android double masquerading as his opponent.
Oklahoma congressional candidate Tim Murray has announced his plans to challenge Tuesday’s primary election results, where he was defeated by long time Representative Frank Lucas.
In a letter obtained by NewsChannel4 in Oklahoma, Murray goes into some great detail about his belief that Lucas was killed by the World Court in 2011 and has since been replaced by some kind of double.
Here are a few excerpts from Murray’s letter:
“Rep. Frank Lucas, and a few other Oklahoma and other States’ Congressional Members were depicted as being executed by The World Court on or about Jan. 11, 2011 in Southern Ukraine.”
“We know that it is possible to use look alike artificial or manmade replacements..”
“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.”
For the record, Lucas has said that he’s never been to Ukraine. He won his Republican primary battle over Murray, 82% to 5%.
In my humble opinion, those 5% should be barred from ever voting again.
As I read this story a terrifying thought crossed my mind – I’m almost certain Tim Murray is legally allowed to own firearms.
And while I know this isn’t exactly a “newsworthy story” considering it’s an outlandish claim in a primary race that wasn’t even close to competitive, sometimes it’s good to just sit back and have a good laugh at some of the ridiculousness that comes out during primary season.
Unless, of course, you were secretly killed in southern Ukraine and replaced by a robot.
Then there’s absolutely nothing funny about that.