Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is pranked into reciting fake name 'Harry Azcrac' while reading names of high school graduates from his alma mater

This one slipped through the cracks.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves asked people to submit names of high school seniors so he could read them aloud on a webcast - a recognition for teenagers who are missing traditional graduation ceremonies because of the coronavirus pandemic.
On a Facebook live session Saturday, Reeves started reading the names of graduates from Florence High School, his alma mater, when he came to one his staff now assumes someone submitted as a prank - 'Harry Azcrac.' The 45-year-old Republican governor read it, paused briefly and kept going.On a Facebook live session Saturday, Gov. Tate Reeves started reading the names of graduates from Florence High School, his alma mater, when he came to one his staff now assumes someone submitted as a prank - 'Harry Azcrac'
On a Facebook live session Saturday, Gov. Tate Reeves started reading the names of graduates from Florence High School, his alma mater, when he came to one his staff now assumes someone submitted as a prank - 'Harry Azcrac' 
Students prank Mississippi Gov. into reading Harry Azcrac name
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As the clip quickly grew viral, Reeves took to Twitter to try to get in on the fun
As the clip quickly grew viral, Reeves took to Twitter to try to get in on the fun
As the clip quickly grew viral, Reeves took to Twitter to try to get in on the fun. 
'Harry's submitter has a bright future as a Simpson's writer!' Reeves tweeted, also noting that he would be back online reading more graduates' names: 'Maybe even Ben - the pride of the Dover family.'

Reeves spokeswoman Renae Eze said Wednesday that the governor's staff spent hours grouping almost 10,000 individually submitted names by school. As for Harry Azcrac, she said: 'We can probably say it's not a real person.'
A Twitter user, Thomas DeMartini, took credit for the prank just a few hours after the governor's gaffe. 
A Twitter user, Thomas DeMartini, took credit for the prank just a few hours after the governor's gaffe
A Twitter user, Thomas DeMartini, took credit for the prank just a few hours after the governor's gaffe
DeMartini would later share that he chose the peculiar spelling because he knew that it wouldn't be 'double checked,' adding the governor's alma mater for 'extra measures'
DeMartini would later share that he chose the peculiar spelling because he knew that it wouldn't be 'double checked,' adding the governor's alma mater for 'extra measures'
'Proud moment: I got Tate reeves to say the name Harry Azcrac on Facebook live. And yes I’ve been laughing for about 25 minutes now.'
DeMartini would later share that he chose the peculiar spelling because he knew that it wouldn't be 'double checked,' adding the governor's alma mater for 'extra measures.'
Others were quick to taunt the governor for the apparent blunder. 
'Oh No. Somebody slipped in "Harry Azcrac" on the list of 2020 Grads Miss. Gov. Tate Reeves was reading,' one user said. 'What a "taint"!
'Oh No. Somebody slipped in "Harry Azcrac" on the list of 2020 Grads Miss. Gov. Tate Reeves was reading,' one user said. 'What a "taint"!
'This is completely different than the Harry Azcrac who graduated from Wharton,' another user added
'This is completely different than the Harry Azcrac who graduated from Wharton,' another user added
Harry Azcrac also gained new fans, who wished him off to big successes post high school graduation
Harry Azcrac also gained new fans, who wished him off to big successes post high school graduation
'Oh No. Somebody slipped in "Harry Azcrac" on the list of 2020 Grads Miss. Gov. Tate Reeves was reading,' one user said. 'What a "taint"!
'This is completely different than the Harry Azcrac who graduated from Wharton,' another user added.  
Harry Azcrac also gained new fans, who wished him off to big successes post high school graduation.  
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is pranked into reciting fake name 'Harry Azcrac' while reading names of high school graduates from his alma mater Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is pranked into reciting fake name 'Harry Azcrac' while reading names of high school graduates from his alma mater Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 01:15 Rating: 5

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