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Inmate Gets 41% Against Obama In W.Va. Primary

May 09, 2012  | 

Photo: POLICE file
Photo: POLICE file

A Texas inmate won more than 40% of the vote against President Obama in Tuesday's West Virginia open primary, demonstrating how far the president's popularity has fallen in that state.

Keith Judd, listed on the ballot as Inmate No. 11593-051, received 69,766 votes, a surprising 41% of the total, reports the Beaumont Enterprise. Obama won the primary with 59% of the vote.

Judd is currently serving a 17½-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Texarkana after being sentenced for extortion in an altercation with the University of New Mexico.

Tags: Corrections, Barack Obama, Elections


Comments (10)

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DEADMAN @ 5/10/2012 5:35 PM

I imagine if you're a layed-off police officer,sheriff's deputy or fire fighter in West (BY God)Virginia because of the bad economy caused by obamanomics and closed coal mines,you voted for Inmate No.15593-051,i would have.This president is anti law enforcement and if you can't see that,i would suggest changing jobs,because you future is looking bleaker.

Dave @ 5/10/2012 6:16 PM

The headline of this article is flat out wrong. Obama won the WV primary with 59% of the vote.

Tom Ret @ 5/10/2012 6:34 PM

West Virginia gets the point that Obama's green agenda trumps jobs lost or gained.

Chad @ 5/10/2012 7:04 PM

Obama did not win the WV primary, the Tx. Inmate did win. You can pretty much bet Obama's done in COAL COUNTRY!

george @ 5/10/2012 8:21 PM

The guys name was on the ballot, not his inmate number. He also only received 40 percent of the democratic votes. He didn't beat Obama as this article suggests.

Matt @ 5/11/2012 12:05 AM

I almost voted for the guy, because I wanted to show my disapproval of the President. I decided not to, since I did not know anything about Judd. I am glad I didn't. I definitely did not vote for the President. If it even matters, I am a 17 year veteran police officer and my rank is First Sergeant

Rob @ 5/11/2012 5:26 AM

If the Obama administration was thinking, they could spin this into a story touting the success of the Holder DOJ in reforming federal prison inmates.

Michael @ 5/11/2012 10:33 AM

Wait, how is Obama anti law enforcement and jobs? Didn't he put far more funding towards law enforcement than Bush?

Tom @ 5/11/2012 12:00 PM

As someone with family in West Virginia, the vote is very symbolic of the Mountain State's dissatisfaction with the sitting administration. also symbolic is the administration's claim of funding law enforcement. I had to step away from L/E 5 years ago to tend to a severely ill child, and have been unable to get back into the field, despite the administrations "funding." Twelve years worth of experience, including undercover and gang investigations aren't enough to overcome the strain that current policies have put on departments. Every month we see a new article about how training is suffering due to shrinking budgets. And some one should ask Sheriff Arpiao how he feels about the administration's "warm fuzzy" attitude toward L/E.

TripWire @ 5/13/2012 7:55 PM

Obama has about as much of a chance at getting re-elected as George Zimmerman has at getting a fair trial.

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