Ohio Governor Offering $1 Million Vaccine Lotteries, Ohioans Are Furious
The nutjob Buckeye State of Ohio has the rarest of things — a Republican governor who has done magnificent work with COVID-19 restrictions. Naturally, Ohio Republicans despise him for this. And now, in hopes of getting as many Ohians as possible vaccinated, today Ohio governor Mike DeWine announced a $1 million vaccination lottery where 5 lucky vaccinated Ohiaoans would win $1 million each, and every resident of the state who’s had the shot will be eligible.
Two weeks from tonight on May 26th, we will announce a winner of a separate drawing for adults who have received at least their first dose of the vaccine. This announcement will occur each Wednesday for five weeks, and the winner each Wednesday will receive one million dollars.
— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) May 12, 2021
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Surely vaccine-hesitant Ohians would be intrigued, and sign up for their shot at $1 million, right? Let’s take a look at their reactions!
How is this legal? I would think it is discrimination. Someone needs to sue him
— countryfn 🇺🇸 (@fanofcountry12) May 12, 2021
The original post above is from losing 2018 U.S. Senate candidate Jim Renacci, who’s expected to try to primary DeWine, so you’d expect this shit from him. But many anti-vaxxers are claiming it’s “discrimination” that they are not also eligible for the million-dollar prize.
RINO governor Mike DeWine is now doing an INSANE $5 Million bribe to get more vaccines in Ohio.
Here’s a better idea, Open up Ohio and let our people get back to work!
Ohioans don’t want handouts, we want FREEDOM!
— Josh Mandel (@JoshMandelOhio) May 12, 2021
Also-repeatedly-unsuccessful Senate candidate Josh Mandel lost his shit, too. Mandel is eagerly trying to suck Trump’s dick for an endorsement in the 2022 Senate race, and very hilariously, Trump enjoys publicly humiliating him instead.
We’ve gone from 15 days to slow the spread to $1 million if you get the #COVID19 vaccine.
Give me a break. https://t.co/LsekhYZMlN
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) May 12, 2021
And let’s hear from Congress’ second-or-third biggest pedophile enabler, representative Gym Jordan. As Jimmy Kimmel noted last month, “The closest Jim Jordan ever got to being an infectious disease expert is contracting scabies on a wrestling mat.”
So Governor Mike DeWine is telling people to take an experimental, non-FDA approved drug….and if they do, they could win a million dollars!
I give up.
— Rosie's Ohio Death Raffle (@DarnelSugarfoo) May 12, 2021
The thing that drives right-wingers nuts is that they’ve been proven so thoroughly wrong on everything about COVID. The Ohio governor’s gambit means he’s surely going to persuade a few more right-wingers to give up their anti-vaccination battle, which will reduce their ranks, further enraging the anti-vaxxers.