Republican Anna Paulina Luna lost her 2020 election to Florida Democrat Charlie Crist last November.
After losing Luna, like many other Republicans, claimed with no evidence the game was rigged against her.
Luna filed a lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission (FEC) because Twitter never gave her a "verified" blue checkmark and she believes the federal agency should have intervened on her behalf.
To be fair to Luna, Twitter had pledged to verify candidate's accounts after they won their primaries and did verify her opponent's account.
Big tech continues to put their thumbs on the scale to affect election outcomes via blue check marks. Silicon Vall… https://t.co/MMGBiwU2vv— Anna Paulina Luna (@Anna Paulina Luna)1620156376.0
That having been said, Twitter is a privately owned company with no obligation to verify anyone.
Republicans are supporters of the "free enterprise" system when they aren't the ones being affected negatively by companies' choices.
@realannapaulina @kimguilfoyle @jack Republicans always interfere in the affairs of Business- they love Big Government— OSAKAGAIJIN (@OSAKAGAIJIN)1620222145.0
@realannapaulina @jack Do you realize you're not entitled to Twitter access? They're a private company and can cond… https://t.co/oLlQpkItMl— William R. Monahan (@William R. Monahan)1620226320.0
@realannapaulina @jack Republican fight so hard for Capitalism but when Republicans dont get THERE way they want CO… https://t.co/bNyCfbsRst— 💪🅰️💲♓ (@💪🅰️💲♓)1620213098.0
Luna, who plans to run for Congress again in 2022, has been trying to portray herself as a fighter.
But to many online she seemed more like a whiner.
@realannapaulina @kimguilfoyle @jack Does the GOP ever stop crying?— PoliSmack (@PoliSmack)1620157818.0
@realannapaulina @jack Uh. Big crybaby trying to pretend she’s big and strong and can be a member of Congress by b… https://t.co/S1oMsG6jBW— Martin Burke (@Martin Burke)1620157880.0
@realannapaulina @jack We need to regulate social media!!! Government interference with business practices is the R… https://t.co/Dl17yl6zOP— tho (@tho)1620227210.0
Many on Twitter asked a more obvious question.
If Luna was angry at Twitter for their lack of verification, why was she suing the FEC?
Wouldn't suing Twitter make more sense (relatively speaking)?
@realannapaulina @jack Any company has the right to refuse service to anyone. That's the way its always been. Peopl… https://t.co/gWkyr3ujeC— Randall Walsh (@Randall Walsh)1620225473.0
@realannapaulina @ben_kew @jack Any idiot without sense of shame can be the next republican star...— DemolishTheRedShit (@DemolishTheRedShit)1620161798.0
@PeterSchorschFL Was a blue check the whole point of her campaign?— Andrew J. Wilson (@Andrew J. Wilson)1602710175.0
People online had trouble believing a blue checkmark made the difference between a win and a loss in a congressional election.
@realannapaulina @jack This is the most hilarious & lamest thing I've read online in years! That's saying something… https://t.co/IA1irNIqDb— Stephen Buggy (@Stephen Buggy)1620177746.0
@realannapaulina @jack This is you: https://t.co/9CJu6Tmfmu— CC (@CC)1620158048.0
Others were skeptical Luna's lawsuit would go anywhere even if she had been treated unfairly.
@realannapaulina Please stop whining about not having a checkmark next to your name. It’s tired. You’re tired. Next.— Jessica *House Pfizer* (@Jessica *House Pfizer*)1620187499.0
Luna's lawsuit continues to reflect the modern Republican mindset.
There are only two kinds of elections. The ones they win and the ones that are rigged.