Top 10: Most absurd candidate statements on the actual primary election ballot

May 30, 2022 — by Shaan Sridhar
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State and county voter information guides sent ahead of California’s June 7 primary election.
Did you receive your voter guide to local, state and federal midterm primary elections? Take a closer look at some of the candidate statements.
  1. Rishi Kumar, Democrat for U.S. House of Representatives District 16

“Our governor rightfully said, ‘California looks like a third-world country.’”

 

  1. Daniel R. Mercuri, Republican for California Governor

“We are sovereigns, not serfs.”

 

  1. Richard B. Fox, Libertarian Republican for U.S. House of Representatives District 16

“I am running for U.S. Congress to oppose [Dr. Anthony Fauci] and his disastrous COVID-19 policies, especially his relentless push to get everyone vaccinated with the deadliest vaccines in history.”

 

  1. Nathalie Hrizi, Peace and Freedom candidate for California Insurance Commissioner

“Abolish the insurance companies.”

 

  1. Don J. Grundmann, independent for U.S. Senate (again)

“‘Climate change’ is a total lie — they are too cowardly to debate.”

 

  1. John Thompson Parker, Peace and Freedom candidate for U.S. Senate

“Capitalism enables corporate masters to exacerbate [the] crisis of health, poverty, oppression, climate change and war in allegiance to profit … This senate campaign is about building that socialist system change.”

 

  1. Richard B. Fox, Libertarian Republican for U.S. House of Representatives District 16 (again)

“India eradicated COVID-19 with widespread early treatment  [using] safe, inexpensive, generic ivermectin … We could have, should have, done this.”

 

  1. Don J. Grundmann, independent for U.S. Senate (one last time)

“In my campaign for sanity my background and qualifications are: The poisonous fake vaccines don’t work, stop infection or transmission.”

 

  1. Armando “Mando” Perez-Serrato, Democrat for California Governor

“I pray our Heavenly Father will bring light to the plight of the world, ease your daily crucifixion, and complete economic resurrection for our American family — this is the way.”

 

  1. Mariana B. Dawson, independent for California Governor

“F all politicians.”

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