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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Candidates question election results all the time, but Timothy Ray Murray is taking the term “sore loser” to an entirely new level. The failed congressional candidate is claiming that his Republican primary opponent, Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK), is actually a body double, and that any votes for Lucas must be transferred immediately to Murray.

Yes, a body double. Murray is convinced that Lucas was dead during their entire campaign. In a grammatically challenged  letter obtained by Oklahoma’s, Murray claims that “it is widely known Rep Frank D. Lucas is no longer alive and has been displayed by a look alike.”

Murray’s website states that he is qualified to serve in Congress because he is “a human, born in Oklahoma… [and] will never use a look alike to replace [the office’s] message to you, as both the other Republican challengers have.”

He sees the election as a purely rational decision. He’s alive, and Lucas is dead, so clearly the votes belong to him.

Murray claims that Lucas was executed by the “world court” in Ukraine in 2011, and that the U.S. Defense Department is currently using his DNA. He also goes off on an incomprehensible tangent about his own DNA, saying that “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.”

Lucas, who has been a member of Congress for 20 years and won the primary on Tuesday with more than 82 percent of the vote, is taking Murray’s accusations in stride.

“It does come as kind of a shock to read that you’re not you,” he said to “Many things have been said about me, said to me during the course of my campaigns. This is the first time I’ve ever been accused of being a body double or a robot.”

Murray has until the end of the day to officially contest the election.

Photo via WikiCommons

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  • Snowbeard

    Oh, come on. Surely someone has something to say here. A guy loses a race by 82%, then claims the winner, who has served in the House for 20 years and is accused of being a body double? It’s gotta be worth a comment.

    • stcroixcarp

      Sometimes things are just too crazy for words.

  • ExRadioGuy15

    Snowbeard: your mock incredulity and the sarcasm behind it is noted for the record LOL
    My opinion about this story is unchanged from yesterday, when I first saw it: it simply proves, as if more proof were needed, that one of the 10 Tenets of the GOP is insanity.
    What I’ve noticed is how the GOP love to misapply the “Occam’s Razor” theory when it suits their propaganda/ideology or apply it when they shouldn’t. For those who don’t know: the Occam’s Razor theory is the proposition that, in most cases, a complicated problem has a fairly easy or simple solution. So, in this case, it’s a “Reverse Occam’s”, whereby the GOP politician refuses to admit simply that he lost (and lost badly) and creates a complicated scenario (“the real guy died long ago and was replaced by a robot!”) to explain his loss.
    This, of course, fits in with the GOP’s penchant for trying to fool people into thinking that what’s true is actually false and what’s false is actually true. So, again, we go back to insanity.

  • highpckts

    Seriously??? Are they all insane??

  • BillP

    When I read this on the Daily Kos I thought it was a joke. It still is a joke but I anxiously await what will top this. Not only did he say that his opponent was a body double but was also a robot body double.

  • Jim Myers

    Sound to me like this guy has been sampling too much weed – or more likely has already gone way past that relatively benign drug.

  • Ash Berger

    If merit entitles a person, then liberty does not exist because someone else has been empowered to position them via subjective judgment.

  • Allan Richardson

    Compare to the story “Evidence” in the collection “I, Robot” by Isaac Asimov and see how much good accusing your opponent of being a robot can do!

  • Sand_Cat

    This sounds like the guy for Oklahoma! He and Inhofe would get along well.