Steve October 25, 2020
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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Saturday told his more than 1.7 million Twitter followers that he committed voter fraud by filling out the ballots of “my deceased parents and grandparents.”

“Stood in rain for hour to early vote today,” Huckabee tweeted. “When I got home I filled in my stack of mail-in ballots and then voted the ballots of my deceased parents and grandparents.”

“They vote just like me! #Trump2020,” he added, including a selfie showing off his “I Voted” sticker.

Stood in rain for hour to early vote today. When I got home I filled in my stack of mail-in ballots and then voted the ballots of my deceased parents and grandparents. They vote just like me! #Trump2020 pic.twitter.com/n1tYx4JRue

— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) October 24, 2020


The tweet, which to many appeared to be a joke about committing voter fraud just days ahead of one of the most contentious elections of all time, drew widespread backlash, including Ellen L. Weintraub, who serves as a commissioner on the Federal Election Commission.

“I hope you’ve been hacked, @GovMikeHuckabee,” Weintraub tweeted. “Trying to undermine the faith of the American people in our democracy with this baseless voter-fraud nonsense? Publicly confessing to committing felony violations of AR Code §§7-1-104(a)(11)-(12)? Not funny. Not cool. Appalling.”

I hope you’ve been hacked, @GovMikeHuckabee. Trying to undermine the faith of the American people in our democracy with this baseless voter-fraud nonsense? Publicly confessing to committing felony violations of AR Code §§7-1-104(a)(11)-(12)?

Not funny. Not cool. Appalling. pic.twitter.com/Gp94BSH4oS

— Ellen L 😷 Weintraub (@EllenLWeintraub) October 25, 2020

Huckabee hasn’t responded directly to Weintraub and fellow critics on Twitter.

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