North Carolina man’s obituary: Don’t vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with local residents at the Jones St. Java House in LeClaire, Iowa, April 14, 2015. | AP Photo

A North Carolina man hopes to influence the 2016 presidential election from beyond the grave.

Larry Darrell Upright, an “avid golfer” who loved his family, died Monday in Concord, North Carolina, at age 81. However, Upright did not share the love for Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state who announced last Sunday that she was running for president.

“The family respectfully asks that you do not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016,” read the obituary, which ran in the local newspaper. “R.I.P. Grandaddy.”


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Family described Upright as a diehard Republican, according to 8News’ ABC affiliate WSOC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“He was very passionate about politics and probably passed a little of that on, so it was natural for me to think about that,” his daughter, Jill McLain, said of adding the unconventional line at the last minute.

Upright may just get his final wish. Over a dozen well-wishers posted their condolences on a Kannapolis, N.C., funeral home’s website, where the obituary was posted online. Some commenters made it clear that they’d stay clear of Clinton.

“Our deepest sympathies to the Upright family,” wrote one. “Rest assured we will NOT vote for Hillary in 2016.”

“I am a stranger and I do not know you or your departed,” another wrote. “However, I saw the obit and wanted to express my condolences and to let you know that your sense of humor is wonderful. Please know that we will not be voting for Hillary.”

Not everyone was swayed, though.

“Sorry for your loss,” wrote one poster, “but I’m voting for Hillary anyway.”

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