BJ Penn’s political race has come to a close earlier today after the Supreme court of Hawaii decided that Penn’s complaint had no merit.
Penn refused to concede despite losing the GOP nomination for governor of Hawaii by over 20 points back in August.
According to his complaint (via The Honolulu Star Advertiser)
“There is an appearance of inaccurate reporting, ballot mishandling, ballot design components, breaches at counting centers and ballot deposit sites, discrimination, voter suppression, and media violations are the main catalysts for this inquiry.”
Hawaiian court closed the case finding that no violations were found.
Penn also asserted that in-person identification verification process took such a long time that there were long lines at in-person voting sites that discouraged people from voting and allegedly ’caused some residents to pass out due to extreme heat’.
This is especially interesting considering that Penn encouraged people to vote in person as opposed to mail in their ballots.
Yesterday Penn posted on his political account ‘Stay tuned for more important news to come. We love you Hawaii’ along with footage from one of his UFC press conferences.
Penn previously accused the democratic party of conspiring with the republicans in order to keep him sidelined.
“And I never believe the fake news! Then the Republican establishment contacts me and asks me to support and promote Duke Aiona with my social media and voice. The Republican establishment chose the wrong candidate who will lose the general election to keep power of absolutely nothing and then wants me to help them win Lol 🤣 “
Despite running as a republican Penn insisted that he was being pressured by the Democratic Party. In a video he released he explains:
“All right. What’s up Hawaii? The Democrat Party is shaking in their boots right now. The Democrat establishment is crying to the Republican establishment telling them please you guys, don’t let BJ Penn run. These guys are these guys are so scared.”