Felon Gets 40% of Vote vs. Obama in WV Dem Primary

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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