The Margin: Mike Huckabee tweets about filling out dead relatives’ absentee ballots, and key Federal Election Commission member doesn’t find it funny

The Margin: Mike Huckabee tweets about filling out dead relatives’ absentee ballots, and key Federal Election Commission member doesn’t find it funny


Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee campaigned for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 and 2016.


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In 2017, the magazine Fast Company hailed former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee as “the least funny person on Twitter,” spotlighting these kinds of “dad jokes” over the years as evidence:

A tweet that he fired off over the weekend — assuming it’s one of his trademark knee-slappers — certainly won’t cost him that Fast Company crown:


Joking about committing voter fraud just days ahead of one of the most contentious elections of all time? As with his countless tweet misfires in the past, the reaction from his followers ranged from cringe to anger across social media as the GIFs flew:





Joining the backlash from a noteworthy perch was Ellen L. Weintraub, who serves as a commissioner on the Federal Election Commission. Here’s her scathing response:

Huckabee hasn’t responded directly to Weintraub and fellow critics on Twitter TWTR, +0.31%, so this tweet from a few years back will, for now, have to suffice:

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