If you were scrolling Twitter on Nov. 2, 2020 — the evening before the U.S. general election — you may have seen a tweet that left you scratching your head. Did former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, really promise to “drop my nudes” if his home state went blue in 2020?
O’Rourke wrote no such tweet. It was a practical joke by television writer Ira Madison, impersonating O’Rourke. Madison’s Twitter account was suspended after he posted the tweet, but not before we captured a screen shot.
O’Rourke has been campaigning for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in Texas. Madison’s tweet played on the hope that the state, which has historically been a GOP stronghold for years, could go to the Democrats in the Nov. 3 election.