- The Washington Times - Saturday, June 28, 2014

After losing the primary election Tuesday, an Oklahoma congressional candidate sent out a letter contesting the election results on the grounds that his opponent has been dead, and a body double has fooled voters.

Repblican candidate Tim Murray sent a letter to local news channel a local NBC affiliate claiming that Republican Rep. Frank Lucas (Okla.-3), Tuesday’s primary winner, is in fact dead and being portrayed by a body double.

“…It is widely known Rep. Frank D. Lucas is no longer alive and has been displayed by a look alike,” Mr. Murray said in the letter.


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Mr. Murray’s campaign website claims that Mr. Lucas was hanged, “…executed by the world court on or about jan. 11, 2011…” in Ukraine.

But Rep. Lucas, who has been in Congress for 20 years, told reporters that he has never been to Ukraine.

“It does come as kind of a shock to read that you’re not you,” Mr. Lucas said after reading the letter.

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

Mr. Lucas also told reporters that Mr. Murray has run against him before, as a Democrat.

This time Mr. Murray chose to run as a Republican and claims that the votes Mr. Lucas received rightfully should go to him. Mr. Lucas won with 82 percent of the votes while 5.2 percent of Oklahomans voted for Mr. Murray.