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Oct. 26, 2020, 1:16 p.m. EDT

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

Shawn Langlois

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? The reaction from his followers ranged from cringe to anger across social media:

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 eventually responded to the mounting backlash:

Of course, this isn’t the first time Huckabee’s had to respond to his critics:

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