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Herman Cain tweeted from beyond the grave... to attack Joe Biden

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Herman Cain, the pizza mogul with aspirations of reforming the United States tax code, would have probably remained a moderately entertaining footnote in American political history had his 2012 campaign not helped pave the way for this whole “Trump” debacle. In any case, he died last month from COVID-19, which he may have contracted while stumping for our current president—a strange, ignoble end to a strange, ignoble character within the American fringe. Or was it?

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Yesterday, Cain’s presumably dormant Twitter account fired off its first tweet since it was used to provide details of the man’s funeral service. And it was, in a twist befitting 2020, a slam on Joe Biden.

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“Just in case you thought Biden’s candidacy was going to be anything other than completely nuts, team Trump has released a new video. #JoeBiden #KamalaHarris,” Cain’s ghost tweeted, prompting a number of confused (and often amusing) replies.

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It wasn’t long before the mystery was solved, though. Cain’s account has been rebranded The Cain Gang, and a new bio states that it is now “supervised by his daughter team and family [sic].”

Anyways, be sure to follow the ghost of Herman Cain for some thoughts on why it’s good, actually, that the president is just straight-up admitting to sabotaging mail-in voting by blocking aid to the USPS.

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Andrew Paul is a contributing writer with work recently featured by NBC Think, GQ, Slate, Rolling Stone, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. He writes the newsletter, (((Echo Chamber))).

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