BJ Penn’s goals of changing into Hawaii’s subsequent governor seem like lifeless within the water. The previous UFC champion lately ran within the Republican major for an opportunity to safe the GOP nomination for his house state’s upcoming gubernatorial race, securing 26.1% of the vote within the course of.
Contemplating Penn’s seeming full lack of previous political ambitions, it’s a reasonably surprisingly stable end result for ‘The Prodigy’. However the 43-year-old hasn’t appeared be taking the loss practically so properly. Within the preliminary wake of the first election outcomes, Penn introduced that he was refusing to concede the race. Within the weeks following he has moved to formally contest the election, claiming indicators of poll tampering.
“There’s an look of inaccurate reporting, poll mishandling, poll design elements, breaches at counting facilities and poll deposit websites, discrimination, voter suppression, and media violations are the principle catalysts for this inquiry,” Penn acknowledged, as a part of a 123-page criticism filed on August twenty sixth.
Maybe it’s not terribly stunning then, that alongside the André Pederneiras black belt’s contestation, Penn lately launched an announcement to his Instagram account suggesting that he is not going to be supporting GOP nominee James ‘Duke’ Aiona within the basic election. Penn occasion went as far as to accuse the Hawaii department of the Republican get together of bringing Aiona into the race particularly to cease candidates like Penn from getting the nomination.
Aiona is anticipated to face off towards Democratic Celebration nominee, and present Lieutenant Governor Josh Inexperienced within the basic election. If major voting numbers are something to go by, it appears like Aiona may have quite a lot of floor to make up if he hopes to develop into governor.