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GOP candidate shoots ‘unholy commie’ vote-counting machine in campaign ad

A Republican candidate for the Oklahoma State Senate has released a campaign ad in which he shoots a fake Dominion voting machine.

Jarrin Jackson, who is running for office in Oklahoma, posted the video on Monday. In the ad, he approaches a printer and asks “Whose is this?”

The printer cover is labeled “Property of: Godless Commies”.

Dominion Voting Systems has been the subject of numerous conspiracy theories following the 2020 election. There has never been evidence that the company engaged in any fraudulent activity regarding the election.

Other phrases are written on the printer, including “Do not believe the gospel of Jesus Christ”, “I am not legal”, and “I am coming to get your children”.

He then pulls out the printer’s paper tray to reveal the messages that have been written on sheets of paper in black marker. These phrases include “Burn the Bible” and “Steal elections, destroy America, new world order”.

“I just got off the horn with the Constitution, and it says it’s my God given right to defend my way of life, and seeing that that Dominion voting machine over there poses major threats to my life, my way of life, my family, my future”, he says before saying that he “caught” the printer and that he was going “to do without a little justice”.

He looks offscreen before saying “don’t tell anyone”. Mr. Jackson then takes a gun and shoots the printer from about four feet away. He ends the video on Frank Sinatra’s song “My Way”, saying “America”.

Beyond the fact that conspiracy theories about Dominion voting machines have been thoroughly debunked, Mr. Jackson’s argument for why the Constitution grants him the right to destroy the machine might as well be made for a legislator. Democrat or even a Democratic voter.

The daily beast spoke with a Dominion representative about the video.

“Election misinformation is dangerous in itself, but violent protests directly endanger our employees and customers who have been the target of continued harassment and threats,” they said.

Dominion has launched multi-billion dollar lawsuits against individuals who pushed election conspiracies centered on their voting machines. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and “Kraken” attorney Sidney Powell are all charged in lawsuits filed by Dominion.

Mr Jackson previously ran as a congressional candidate for Oklahoma’s 2nd District but lost the primary in 2018. He came in far behind Congressman Markwayne Mullin, getting just 25% of the vote in the primary .

Oklahoma 2nd District incumbent Mary Quinn plans to run for Mr Mullins’ seat as he aims to challenge Senator Jim Inhofe for his seat.

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