Funeral for Founding Mother’s Husband Planned for Saturday

MOLDAVIA – The funeral for Mr. Aaron Hood, late husband to Founding Mother Kassie Bushong Hood, will be held this Saturday in La Porte, Texas. Due to the funeral being invite only, the funeral home has been announced to only close friends and family.

The service and burial are expected to begin at 2:00pm and conclude after the wake. Dracul officials are planning to attend to show support to the family and the Founding Mother. Which government members are planning to attend are unknown at this time, however President-Elect Stephen Luke did announce his request off from work.

A GoFundMe page has been started to provide financial support for the funeral and living expenses. For those interested in donating, a link is available on draculgov.com at the top of the homepage.

“Kassie is going to have a difficult time funding all of this herself, so it stands to reason that we help her in any way possible.” said Stephen Luke. “Even a dollar helps.” he ended.

For those who wish to send their condolences, please email them to services@draculgov.com. They will be forwarded to the Founding Mother.

Dracul in mourning; Founding Mother’s Husband dies in motorcycle crash

MOLDAVIA – Notice came in the late evening hours of November 17th, which informed the Federal Government of the death of Founding Mother Kassie Hood’s husband’s death.

According to sources, Aaron Hood was traveling on a public roadway at the time of his vehicle accident. Details of who else was involved and how the accident took place are still unknown at this time.

Aaron and Kassie Hood were married on June 27, 2021 in La Porte, Texas, which was the first marriage for both. Both began bringing up Kassie’s son Oliver together as a family. Due to their new family being started, Kassie had taken an extended leave of absence from Dracul, but did periodically check in.

Funeral arrangements and visitation are still unplanned at this time. Further developments will be posted in this article. For those who wish to send their condolences, please send them to services@draculgov.com. They will then be forwarded to the Founding Mother.

Stephen Luke wins Presidency, becomes Dracul’s 2nd President

For many Draculians and Allies of Dracul, Stephen Luke’s win for the Presidency came as no surprise, given the fact that he ran unopposed in this election. Connor Modena, Luke’s running mate also won the Vice Presidency. This was a historic moment in Draculian history, since President Dmitri Howie was appointed by the founders in Dracul’s infancy.

Election results started reporting after 8AM Dracul time, picking up in the afternoon hours, then ending later at 10PM. All ballots were accounted for, which not only included Luke/Modena as candidates, but Proposition 1 and Proposition 2, on the subjects of cryptocurrency and inactive citizenship removal.

“I’m very proud to be in the position of President-Elect and I look forward to January 6th, where I’ll be sworn in as President.” said Stephen Luke. “There has been a great deal of inactivity in the higher government positions and I intend on fixing that once in office.” he ended.

Citizens had been waiting for this election, as many expressed their desire to see change in the administration, due to the fact that Howie had been inactive for long periods of time. President-Elect Luke defended President Howie, citing family issues and medical problems that plagued him the past couple of years.

“It’s time things change.” said Vice President-Elect Modena. “We’re not gonna play games anymore when it comes to inactivity, allies trying to change our decision on internal matters, or corruption within the government.” he ended, citing Dracul recently handled several internal matters, which ended on satisfactory terms for the nation.

President-Elect Luke and Vice President-Elect Modena are expected to be sworn in on January 6, 2022, at 12PM central in North Dracul, following their motorcade escort. A speech from the two, as well as a luncheon and meet and greet are expected afterwards.

Victory speech video

Nations out of contact could soon lose recognition

Dracul’s Department of State announced today that micronations formally recognized by treaty, who have not remained in contact with the Commonwealth are at risk of losing their formal recognition. Over the past several months, Dracul has noticed many of the micronations it formally recognized have made no attempts to check in, ask for assistance, provide updates, or ask for an ambassador.

“The whole point of establishing formal recognition in the first place is to create a friendship between the other nations.” said Secretary of State Valeriano Anibarro. “If they don’t stay in touch with us, we have no idea what their status is; if they’re active or dissolved, or if they’re even alive.” he added.

Dracul is not the only one who has gone through this experience. In fact many micronations to this day have established relations with others, only for them to vanish and never be heard from again. The State Department has decided that it’s time for something to be done about this.

“All we ask is that our allies check in with us and ask us what’s going on.” said Vice President Stephen Luke. “If we have relations with them, it stands to reason that we would want them to let us know what they’re up to, or if they need help.” he ended.

At the moment, the State Department is in the process of reviewing all formally recognized treaties and checking for correspondence with those nations. For any nation that has been out of touch for over a year, they will most likely lose recognition. The list of recognized micronations will soon shrink on draculgov.com, expected in the next couple of weeks. For allies of Dracul wishing to get back in touch, they’re asked to email DOS@draculgov.com.