It’s not surprising that Obama isn’t very popular in West Virginia — even Joe Manchin won’t say if he’s voting for him (and remember this?). But this is just plain good fun: One in three voters in the WV Democrat presidential primary pulled the lever for a convicted felon over Barack Obama:

Just how unpopular is President Obama in some parts of the country? Enough that a man in a Texas prison received four out of 10 votes in West Virginia’s Democratic presidential primary.

Inmate Keith Judd, 53, is serving 17 years for extortion at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution. He was sentenced in 1999 for making threats against the University of New Mexico and is due to be released on June 24 next year.

With 93 per cent of precincts reporting, Obama was receiving just under 60 per cent of the vote to Judd’s 40 per cent.
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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.

At least he gives a damn about the Constitution:

According to the Charleston Gazette, Judd circulated his political standpoints to local media. These include opposing national health care reform on the grounds that it violates the 10th Amendment.

In spite of that, many believe Biden’s replacement has been found.

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Judd, pictured above with his pet ferret draped over his shoulder, gave President Obama a challenge in the West Virginia primary

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Update: Biden must feel a little threatened by Judd, because Plugs is sporting a new look:

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Comments

20 Responses to “Felon Gets 40% of Vote vs. Obama in WV Dem Primary”

  1. Truesoldier__ on May 9th, 2012 2:42 pm

    Makes sense if you think about it. Might as well vote for someone who is honest about being a criminal than someone who pretends they are not.

  2. Jimbo on May 9th, 2012 2:47 pm

    I'd pull the lever for the hair-ferret before I would vote for Obama.

  3. mjt on May 9th, 2012 2:57 pm

    Uhmm…stunt plain and simple…sad very sad.

  4. jeffythequick on May 9th, 2012 3:13 pm

    Inmate Keith Judd hates hearing the familiar campaign chant:

    "Four more years!"

    wait… what?

  5. SignPainterGuy on May 9th, 2012 3:45 pm

    Zero and the dems had problems in NC as well; "No Preference / Other" took 20% of the Dem Primary vote yesterday. The Marriage Amendment (defining marriage as 'between one man and one woman' ONLY) passed 61 – 39. The dems are squealing like stuck pigs !

    Rush opened his show talking about both these points AND the WV vote.

  6. Marshall_Will on May 9th, 2012 4:34 pm

    No, what's been a 'stunt' has been the last 4 years as tens of thousands of mom & pop businesses have been shuttered, having HealthScare shoved down our throats and guns being handed to criminals no questions asked.

    With so many of us starting our lives over from Square 1 in our 50's and beyond, maybe the voters felt more a connection..? When compared to Team Obama's offenses, extortion looks penny ante.

  7. Marshall_Will on May 9th, 2012 4:36 pm

    "No Preference / Other"

    ( Still no word on how Peggy The Moocher voted? )

    Like Michelle has said repeatedly; "How many TIMES do voters have to turn out to shut down ghey marriage?" Seems like always "just one more".

  8. jeffythequick on May 9th, 2012 4:42 pm

    …and the thing for us (Tea Partiers) to do is:

    Keep the pressure on. What happens when you let up on pressure? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Comeback_%28Amer

  9. clu seatoe on May 9th, 2012 4:56 pm

    The only difference there seems to be is that Keith Judd has had to stand for his felonies and has been convicted.

  10. SignPainterGuy on May 9th, 2012 4:59 pm

    How much is enough ? Just a little more !

    Yeah, the gay forces will try until the end of time, I suppose.

    The wording of NC`s Amendment One is such that it is clear to all with brains that gay marriage and civil unions are illegal in NC. It was feared that, even though it is already illegal in NC, some pro-GM judge would read something into the law as it was that really never was there and rule in favor of the gay lobby. It shouldn`t be possible now !

  11. SignPainterGuy on May 9th, 2012 5:02 pm

    The msm thinks incorrectly that because the Tea Party is not having any huge rallies anymore that they have lost steam and are fading away. Just wishful thinking on their part. The TP is not getting huge funding from unions and diverted taxpayer money to pay TP protesters to assemble, we go self-funded, so we are working in small numbers in MANY places. It`s like "death to the dem causes by a thousand cuts" !

  12. SignPainterGuy on May 9th, 2012 5:08 pm

    Well, don`t overlook that "super mullet" ! ;-) Or IS that a ferret ?

  13. jeffythequick on May 9th, 2012 5:34 pm

    I've been watching the Lamestream media for the last 4 years… when did the Tea Party have a rally of significant size?

    Weren't there like, 5,000 that showed up for the health care signing? http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/03/16/thousa

    or 20,000 for Restoring Honor, where they almost beat out Al Sharpton's rally the same day? http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article

    Maybe if they ignore us, we'll go away.

    Then again, maybe not. ;)

  14. SignPainterGuy on May 9th, 2012 7:46 pm

    I can`t recall the best estimates for the size of the HC signing rally, but I think it was the "Restoring Honor Rally", aka, the 9-12 rally; the DC Transit cops estimated just over 4 Million and not one piece of trash left behind.

    The Million Man March was reported at anything over a million, but pix show more like 1/10th that size.

  15. Granny55 on May 9th, 2012 7:51 pm

    Had Ozero announced his stand on gay marriage before the voting started the felon probably would have garnered 95% of the vote.

  16. jeffythequick on May 9th, 2012 8:02 pm

    The sign of a true coward.

    Announce the position after there are no consequences, or when the consequences are in your favor.

    Kind of like his stand on the bin Laden killing.

  17. jeffythequick on May 9th, 2012 8:04 pm

    Doug,

    What's with the Tom Barrett (D-Wisconsin) ads on the headers of the site? Do they pay you for it? If so, keep 'em coming! I don't mind bleeding a candidate's slush…err… campaign fund dry one penny at a time.

    Jeffy

  18. SignPainterGuy on May 9th, 2012 8:20 pm

    It does pose the question !

    I was reminded today that the NC Dems argued and won to have the Marriage Amendment put on the "Primary" Ballot and NOT the General Election ballot in Nov. knowing that the MA would bring out more conservatives. As it was, a 25 year record was broken for turnout to a primary; 37%. The amendment passed with nearly 2/3 of 1/3 of the eligible voters. I personally expect a near record turnout for the general. Just imagine the turnout had the amendment been on the general ballot and how few would have bothered to vote yesterday !

  19. SignPainterGuy on May 9th, 2012 9:43 pm

    Zilla `splained to me once that she has only minor control over the ads that appear from Google Ads. There`s a grouping sorta thing she can select. She makes only pennies from ads as people click on the ad to check it out and if people actually buy something, she may get some more pennies. T`ain`t much !

  20. Marshall_Will on May 9th, 2012 11:51 pm

    And…. THINK about it, we have an economy spinning out of control, spiraling DEBT, 2 wars, Gitmo, F & F, Solyndra and at least a dozen other snafu's boiling to the surface.

    Do we really have TIME for this bullcr@p now? Is this really that imperative? Like Julia, the WoW and Occupy, this will go over like a turd in a punchbowl. Way to go Bammie.

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