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Texas INMATE gets 40 per cent of votes against President Obama in West Virginia primary

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How unpopular can Obama get? Texas INMATE gets 40 per cent of votes against President in West Virginia primary

  • Prisoner Keith Judd got 40% of vote in West Virginia to Obama’s 60%
  • Inmate 11593-051 got on ballot by paying $2,500 fee and filing forms
  • Attracting 15% of vote normally qualifies candidate for a delegate to the Democratic National Convention

By Louise Boyle

PUBLISHED: 00:57 EST, 9 May 2012 | UPDATED: 12:35 EST, 9 May 2012

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.

Popular prisoner: Inmate Keith Judd (pictured left) who is serving time at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution in Texas, received around 40% of votes in West Virginia's primary, coming a close second to President Obama
President Obama pictured giving the keynote address at the 18th Annual Asian Pacific American Institute last night in Washington

Popular prisoner: Inmate Keith Judd ( left) who is serving time at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution in Texas, received around 40% of votes in West Virginia’s primary, coming a close second to President Obama – pictured giving the keynote address at the 18th Annual Asian Pacific American Institute last night

For some West Virginia Democrats, simply running against Obama is enough to get Judd – or Inmate Number 11593-051 – 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.’

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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.

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.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

Name: Barack Hussein Obama

Age: 50

Address: White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington D.C.

Known as: POTUS; Commander-in-Chief

Education: Columbia University 1981-83; Harvard Law School 1988 – 91

Barack Obama

Achievements: Editor of Harvard Law Review; University of Chicago law professor; Illinois State Senator; first African-American President; Nobel Peace Prize 2009; death of Osama bin Laden

Term in office: Four years; due for renewal November 2012

Religion: Christian

Favorite president: Abraham Lincoln

Favorite sport: Basketball

Favorite actor: Jimmy Stewart

Favorite food: Italian fiesta pizza

Favorite musician: Bach; Al Green

 

KEITH JUDD

Name: Keith Judd

Age: 53

Address: Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution, Texarkana, Texas

Known as: Inmate Number 11593-051

Education: Member of the Federation of Super Heroes, 1976-1982

Popular prisoner: Inmate Keith Judd (pictured left) who is serving time at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution in Texas, received around 40% of votes in West Virginia's primary, coming a close second to President Obama

Achievements: Recording Musician/Writer/Producer, Nadine’s Music, Hollywood, California, 1968-1998; Agent/Individual Contractor, New York Society of Reproductive Medicine

Term in prison: 17 years; due for release June 2013

Religion: Rastafarian-Christian

Favorite president: Richard Nixon

Favorite sport: Ten-pin bowling

Favorite actor: Gene Hackman

Favorite food: Judd answered ‘I forgot’

Favorite musician: Mozart

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.

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 continued to research the matter, Mr Scarbro said. There may also be issues because the man is an inmate in federal prison.

Voters in other conservative states showed their displeasure with Obama in Democratic primaries last March.

In Oklahoma, anti-abortion protestor Randall Terry got 18 per cent of the primary vote. A lawyer from Tennessee, John Wolfe, pulled nearly 18,000 votes in the Louisiana primary.

Winning: Presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney won West Virginia's GOP primary Tuesday with more than 69 per cent of the voteWinning: Presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney won West Virginia’s GOP primary Tuesday with more than 69 per cent of the vote

In Alabama, 18 per cent of Democratic voters chose ‘uncommitted’ in the primary rather than vote for Obama.

Obama’s energy policies and the Environmental Protection Agency’s handling of mining-related permits have incurred the wrath of West Virginia’s coal industry.

With the state the nation’s second-biggest producer of this fossil fuel, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Senator Joe Manchin – both Democrats have championed the industry – have declined to say whether they will support Obama in November.

Hillary Rodham Clinton beat Obama in the state’s 2008 primary, and he lost the state to Republican John McCain in the general election.

The latest state-by-state Gallup poll, released in January, found Obama with a 32.7 per cent approval rating in West Virginia.

The president had a lower approval rating only in Utah, Idaho, Oklahoma and Wyoming.

‘Keith Judd’s performance is embarrassing for Obama and our great state,’ outgoing West Virginia GOP Chairman Mike Stuart said.

Presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney won West Virginia’s GOP primary on Tuesday with more than 69 per cent of the vote, with 93 per cent of precincts reporting. Rick Santorum followed with 12 per cent, while Ron Paul had 11 per cent.

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