Former Arkansas GOP governor Mike Huckabee said over the weekend that he had just voted in person and afterwards returned home and committed voter fraud by filling out the absentee ballots of “my deceased parents and grandparents.”

While it’s likely that Huckabee was merely kidding about having cast ballots for his departed family members, his tweet immediately drew immediate criticism from Ellen L. Weintraub, a commissioner on the Federal Election Commission:

President Donald Trump has repeatedly tried to claim that voting by mail is rife with fraud, but has yet to provide a shred of evidence to support that assertion. Now Huckabee and other Trump supporters are desperately trying to suggest that if Joe Biden wins the election, it will be as a result of cheating via mail-in ballots, even though those ballots are as secure as voting in person and have been used by the U.S. military and elderly and disabled voters for decades.

Others also reminded Huckabee that his “joke” was about as funny as a stepping on a nail:

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