Wednesday, May 9, 2012

'Federal inmate makes strong showing against Obama in West Virginia primary'

CHARLESTON, West Virginia (AP) -- Just how unpopular is President Barack Obama in some parts of the country? Enough that a man in prison in Texas is getting 4 out of 10 votes in West Virginia's Democratic presidential primary.

The inmate, Keith Judd, is serving time at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution in Texas for making threats at the University of New Mexico in 1999. With 93% of precincts reporting, Obama was receiving just under 60% of the vote to Judd's 40%.

[Some media are reporting that Inmate No. 11593-051 actually won nine of West Virginia's 55 counties in yesterday's Democratic primary. You can't make this shit up -- read the rest of the AP story here.]