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Khizr Khan, a Muslim-American gold-star father, has done more than almost anyone this year to prevent Donald Trump from becoming the country’s first orange dictator. And some Americans are so impressed with Khan that they want him to run for office.
On Wednesday, U.S. Army Vietnam veteran Tom Keefe nominated Khan to run for the Virginia General Assembly on Crowdpac.
Crowdpac is the Kickstarter of politics. On the website, you can nominate anyone you’d like to run for office, with or without their permission. Supporters can then pledge money to the nominee’s campaign, but their credit cards will be charged only if the nominee decides to run.
Here’s what Keefe had to say about Khan:
“We need more candidates like Khizr Khan, not Donald Trump, to run for office in America. Mr. Khan is someone who has achieved the American Dream and made the ultimate sacrifice for this country. Donald Trump couldn’t even name a single sacrifice he has made. Help draft Khizr Khan to run for State Delegate in the 58th district in VA. He would be the first ever Muslim American to hold this seat. By making a pledge to this campaign, you can show Mr. Khan he has the support he needs to run. Remember: your card will NOT be charged unless Mr. Khan declares to run for the Senate. In this unfortunate climate of misinformation about minorities and immigrants, let’s send a message to Donald Trump and his supporters – this is the kind of candidate we want running for office in our country – this is the kind of candidate that we can be proud of. Yes We Khan!”
So far, Khan’s fans have pledged more than $8,400 to him if he throws his hat into the ring. Raising that amount of money in only a few hours — Keefe nominated Khan around 9 a.m. — is “pretty awesome,” said Crowdpac political director Elizabeth Jaff. She added that some Republicans have pledged money to Khan.
Khan’s son, Army Captain Humayun Khan, died in 2004 in the Iraq War. Khan delivered what was arguably the most memorable speech at the Democratic National Convention last week, telling Trump, “You’ve sacrificed nothing!” and lambasting his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the country. Khan’s wife, Ghazala, penned an emotional op-ed in the Washington Post about Trump after the convention.
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