- The Washington Times - Sunday, June 29, 2014

A Tea Party candidate who lost to Rep. Frank Lucas in Oklahoma’s Republican primary last week plans to contest the results, because he says his opponent is an impostor serving as a body double for the real Frank Lucas, whom he claims was executed in Ukraine in 2011.

“The election for U.S. House for Oklahoma’s 3rd District will be contested by the Candidate, Timothy Ray Murray,” Mr. Murray wrote on his website, The Hill reported. “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.”

“We know that it is possible to use look alike artificial or manmade replacements,” Mr. Murray continued.

Mr. Lucas, who has faced Mr. Murray in past elections, laughed off the bizarre claims.

“It does come as kind of a shock to read that you’re not you,” the incumbent told a local NBC affiliate. “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.”

“He was the Democratic nominee for Congress two years ago. This time, he chose to run as a Republican,” Mr. Lucas said of his opponent.

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On Tuesday, 5.2 percent of Oklahomans voted for Mr. Murray. Mr. Lucas won more than 82 percent of the vote, KFOR reported.

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