Thursday, May 10, 2012

Which Crook Do I Vote For?

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Just how unpopular is President Barack Obama in some parts of the country? Enough that a man in prison in Texas got 4 out of 10 votes in West Virginia’s Democratic presidential primary.

The inmate, Keith Judd, is serving time at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution in Texas for making threats at the University of New Mexico in 1999. Obama received 59 percent of the vote to Judd’s 41 percent.

For some West Virginia Democrats, simply running against Obama is enough to get Judd votes.

“I voted against Obama,” said Ronnie Brown, a 43-year-old electrician from Cross Lanes who called himself a conservative Democrat. “I don’t like him. He didn‘t carry the state before and I’m not going to let him carry it again.”

When asked which presidential candidate he voted for, Brown said, “That guy out of Texas.”
Judd 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, said Jake Glance, a spokesman for the Secretary of State’s office...More at The Blaze


Gorges Smythe said...

Made a small post on this subject myself. "Respectable" Democrats (Is that an oxymoron?) are embarrassed. I'm laughing off a certain back section of my anatomy!

Scottcarp Dreamer said...

Good to see you here sir. Respectability and trustwortiness are rare commodities these days. To expouse principles and morality is to be branded an extremist in Obamaville.