A New Hampshire man is attempting to run for president under the name, “Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself.”
The slogan is a reference to disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, whose death in August was officially ruled a suicide.
Election officials, including New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner, barred Webber from registering – despite his claims to having fulfilled the necessary requirements.
New Hampshire law permits prospective candidates to register under a nickname as long as it doesn’t constitute “a slogan or otherwise associates the candidate with a cause or issue.”
National media was on hand in New Hampshire to capture high-profile candidates such as Joe Biden and Andrew Yang.
A video shared to Twitter on Friday by Politico reporter Stephanie Murray shows Webber pleading his right to be included on the ballot with state officials.
“I’ve come with the requisite money; I’m over 35; I’ve lived in the United States my entire life. I can use a nickname,” he is heard saying in the clip.
In a post to his website, Webber claimed he’d been kicked out of the New Hampshire State House for being “loud.”
He also took a shot at Biden, whom he referred to as a “Warmonger.”
“Epstein didn’t kill himself”
Recent weeks have seen a resurgence of skepticism about the official determination that Epstein hanged himself in his Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on charges of sex-trafficking girls as young as 14 years old.
During an Oct. 30 appearance on “Fox & Friends,” former New York City medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden made headlines by saying the findings of the autopsy, which Epstein’s brother hired him to observe, are more consistent with homicide. A number of other experts have made similar observations in the past.
In a video leaked last Tuesday, ABC News anchor Amy Robach was apparently caught on hot mic saying the network prevented her from airing the allegations against Epstein three years ago. She said she was “a hundred percent” certain he had not killed himself. While acknowledging the authenticity of the footage, Robach and ABC News downplayed her comments.
- Rod Webber.: Twitter