Huh? Congressional candidate claims opponent is dead, replaced with look alike
OKLAHOMA (KOKH) -- A Congressional candidate for Oklahoma's 3rd district in the U.S. House of Representatives claims Rep. Frank Lucas is dead and has been replaced by a "look alike."Timothy Ray Murray claims Lucas was executed, along with other members of Congress in Ukraine, then replaced. He now wants Lucas' votes from the primary election,
Murray came in third with 5.2 percent of the vote, or 3,442 votes. Robert Hubbard got 12 percent, Frank Lucas got 82.8 percent.
Murray says he plans on filing a complaint with the state election board. A representative says they've received a letter from Murray, but not a formal complaint.
"I will never use a look alike to replace my... message to you or to anyone else, as both the other Republican challengers have," Murray writes in a statement posted to his website.
Lucas' office says the claims are not true, adding Lucas hasn't traveled to Ukraine.
A call from Fox 25 to Murray hasn't yet been returned.
Murray's full statement is below:
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.
The contest of election and or petition will be correctly filed with county election boards and with federal offices. I, Hon. Mr. Timothy Ray Murray, fully meet all Constitutional, Federal and Oklahoma requirements for election and for holding Office if the voters' results show that is the case.
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Hon. Timothy Ray Murray
Tim Murray for Congress