Friday, May 11, 2012


From the May 9th Weekly Standard:
President Barack Obama has won the Democratic party primary in West Virginia--but it was closer than expected. The president's only opponent in the race, Keith Judd, is an inmate at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution in Texas. Obama received 59.4 percent of the Democratic primary vote, Judd received 40.6 percent.

Judd is in prison for extortion on a 210 month sentence, but he was "able to get on the state ballot by paying a $2,500 fee and filing a form known as a notarized certification of announcement," the AP reports. He is Inmate No. 11593-051.

source: AP

And Judd now should be eligible for a delegate at the national Democratic party convention: "Attracting at least 15 percent of the vote would normally qualify a candidate for a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. But state Democratic Party Executive Director Derek Scarbro said no one has filed to be a delegate for Judd. The state party also believes that Judd has failed to file paperwork required of presidential candidates, but officials continue to research the matter, Scarbro said."

It's a clear sign of how unpopular President Obama is in West Virginia--even among Democrats.
It's worse than voting "none of the above"--Judd is jailed for "threats he made at the University of New Mexico in 1999." As Bloomberg Businessweek conceded, "It seems pretty obvious that many [Democrats] had never heard of him and simply checked the box for 'the other guy who is not Barack Obama' when they went to the polling booth."


Warren said...

Network Morning Shows Ignore Federal Prison Inmate's Strong Showing Against Obama in W.Va. Primary

If you had any doubts that the liberal media are doing their level best this year to shield the public from embarrassing news developments pertaining to President Obama, you need look no further than the strange tale of federal prison inmate #11593-051, Keith Judd, who gave President Obama a run for his money in yesterday's West Virginia Democratic presidential primary.

The quadrennial presidential vanity candidate who is serving out a 17-year sentence for extortion garnered more than 40 percent of the state's primary votes, well above the 15 percent threshold to secure at least one delegate at the national convention in Charlotte this summer. Keep in mind that West Virginia's primary is closed, meaning this is not a matter of Republican voters casting mischief votes to embarrass the president. So how did the broadcast network mornings shows -- NBC's Today, ABC's Good Morning America, and CBS This Morning -- deal with what at the very least is a head-turning watercooler story? They didn't. All three networks ignored the story...

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