The defeated North Miami mayoral candidate who claimed that Jesus Christ endorsed her now says that the city chose Lucifer over the son of God.
In a post-election statement on her Facebook page, Anna Pierre questioned Tuesday's results, in which she finished last among seven candidates. She also re-affirmed her Christian faith.
“My Jesus has control over my life & the title of mayor doesn’t define who I am as a person,” Pierre wrote. “North Miami chose ‘Luciefer’ (sic) over Jesus. Thank you for your trust & support, your financial contribution, and most importantly – your prayers! I have lost a hard fought battle but not a war.”
Pierre received just 56 votes, or 0.83 percent, according to unofficial Miami-Dade Elections Department results. The registered nurse made the claim about Jesus’ endorsement in a campaign flyer on her Facebook page, and spoke about it as polls opened Tuesday morning.
The candidates who placed first and second on Tuesday, former mayor Kevin Burns and Lucie Tondreau, will square off in a June 4 runoff for mayor.
“They claimed I only have 56 votes – you can believe them if you want – I know they are corrupted and some members of the current administration were ready to do anything to have their protege elected to (perhaps) prevent their butt from going to jail in the near future,” Pierre wrote. Her message that was also sent out via a mass email, The Miami Herald reported.
Tondreau has the endorsement of Mayor Andre Pierre, who campaigned for her on Haitian radio before the election, the Herald reported.
Anna Pierre also congratulated Tondreau – who told the Herald that Pierre was reaching for excuses for why she lost.
“I can understand Ms. Pierre’s frustration. She used voodoo, that didn’t work. And then, Jesus endorsed her,” Tondreau said, referring to Pierre’s earlier claim that she was being intimidated with voodoo tactics. “If she got Jesus’ endorsement, that’s the biggest endorsement you can get. Why is she worried about who endorsed me?”
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