Texas Inmate Keith Judd, No. 11593-051, Gets 40% of Votes in WV Primary Against Obama

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Texas Inmate Keith Judd, No. 11593-051, Gets 40% of Votes in WV Primary Against Obama

I guess President Obama is more unpopular than I thought since Keith Judd, 53, a Texas inmate serving 17 years for extortion, received 40% of the votes in West Virginia’s Democratic presidential primary. SMH is all I can do. Judd, inmate number 11593-051, was sentenced in 1999 for making threats against the University of New Mexico and is set to be released on June 24, 2013. Obama will still win the primary, but 40% were willing to vote for an unknown who happens to be an inmate. The Drudge Report is running with this story for obvious reasons — Obama is unpopular. I’m not surprised this hot mess unfolded in West Virginia. Why? President Obama has never been received in West Virginia. He lost the 2008 primary there to Hillary Clinton by 41 points, so nothing new here. I hear the guffaws loud and clear, but the votes don’t signal trouble for the president.

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.

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. He also cites the U.S. Constitution, saying that incarcerated felons should not be disqualified from voting.

Judd is housed at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Texarkana, a low-security facility for male prisoners. It is located in northeast Texas near the Arkansas border, 175 miles east of Dallas. Attracting at least 15 per cent of the vote would normally qualify a candidate for a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Source

President Obama isn’t the only unpopular politician in America. So is the entire U.S. Congress. Add the Supreme Court justices to the mix as well. It’s troubling that any fool can get on a ballot in this country. There are a lot of hill-billy jokes about West Virginia, all with good reason. If these wingnuts can vote for an inmate to slight the other opponent, then they are as dumb as people say West Virginians are.

Just as a note of interest, Keith Judd has run for president in every election since 1996. He finished third in the 2008 Idaho Democratic primary with 1.7 percent of the votes 9734 votes) and he lists his religion as Rastafarian-Christian, according to Politico

Here is a sampling the reaction to this hot mess on Twitter:

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 Texas Inmate Keith Judd, No. 11593 051, Gets 40% of Votes in WV Primary Against Obama
Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.
  • Eyes of TX

    W Virginia how utterly embarrassing for at least the 40% who didn’t even think to look up who this guy was……geesh! A bunch of bumpkins who just want the President gone….sounds like the chorus of Mitt and the repub party…..