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Federal Inmate Keith Judd Receiving Sizable Percent of Vote in West Virginia Democratic Primary

Posted by on May. 9, 2012 at 12:30 AM
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Federal Inmate Keith Judd Receiving Sizable Percent of Vote in West Virginia Democratic Primary

Barack Obama was not the only Democrat on the ballot on Tuesday in West Virginia's Democratic Presidential PrimaryKeith Judd - also known as Inmate No. 11593-051 at the Federal Correctional Institution in Texarkana, Texas - was running against him.

Judd, who is serving out a 17.5 year sentence for extortion, currently has received 40 percent of the vote, with 83 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press. Obama currently has received 60 percent of the vote.

Obama's lack of popularity in West Virginia has been well-documented. The state's governor Earl Ray Tomblin and it's junior senator Joe Manchin, both Democrats, have kept their distance from the president.

A further potential embarrassment for the Democrats, as The Charleston Gazette reports, Judd only needs 15 percent of the vote - which, indeed, it looks like he has accomplished - in order to be entitled to have at least one delegate represent him at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. this summer.

Judd would not be the first Democratic challenger to Obama to qualify for delegate representation at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. In Oklahoma's Democratic primary in March, Randall Terry, a Democratic candidate who founded the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue and has more than 50 arrests under his belt, received 18 percent of the vote in the primary, giving him one delegate.

It is unknown what type of affect Judd's status as a federal prisoner might have on the delegate allocation and selection to the convention.

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erika9009
by Silver Member on May. 9, 2012 at 12:52 AM

rather interesting to say the least. 

sillygirl83
by Member on May. 9, 2012 at 3:42 AM
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Well, it is a Democratic primary after all.  Seems like this guy fits right in.

_Kissy_
by on May. 9, 2012 at 6:52 AM
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Something is in the water in the carolinas and virginias.
This douche wouldnt even be able to vote right now but can be put on the ballot. No wonder republicans have been in control for more than half the century.
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rocketracer
by Gold Member on May. 9, 2012 at 8:03 AM
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Quoting _Kissy_:

Something is in the water in the carolinas and virginias.
This douche wouldnt even be able to vote right now but can be put on the ballot. No wonder republicans have been in control for more than half the century.

WV is coal country.  Obama has been clear about what he wants to do to coal country.  He wants to shut it down. 

lga1965
by on May. 9, 2012 at 9:20 AM

 It figures. @@

rocketracer
by Gold Member on May. 9, 2012 at 9:23 AM


Quoting lga1965:

 It figures. @@

What figures? 

lga1965
by on May. 9, 2012 at 9:26 AM

 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-13/obama-proposes-cutting-40-billion-in-u-s-fossil-fuel-credits.html

President Barack Obama, who pledged an “all of the above” energy strategy that included fossil fuels, renewed his proposal to cut more than $40 billion in tax breaks for oil, gas and coal producers in the next decade to spend more for conservation and alternate energy

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This is what Obama says he plans to do. He is NOT trying to "shut down" coal or the mines or the industry....

"Shutting down coal mines" is another piece of BS from The Blaze. I have read about this at The Blaze.  When are you conservies going to understand that The Blaze and Glenn Beck,etc. are wrong?

lga1965
by on May. 9, 2012 at 9:29 AM

 

Quoting rocketracer:

 

Quoting lga1965:

 It figures. @@

What figures? 

 that they would chose a criminal . They have spent too much time reading radical right wing literature in WVa.

numbr1wmn
by Nikki on May. 9, 2012 at 9:30 AM

I have yet to look into this yet, however, glenn beck is just as wrong as colburt or stewart.

Quoting lga1965:

 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-13/obama-proposes-cutting-40-billion-in-u-s-fossil-fuel-credits.html

President Barack Obama, who pledged an “all of the above” energy strategy that included fossil fuels, renewed his proposal to cut more than $40 billion in tax breaks for oil, gas and coal producers in the next decade to spend more for conservation and alternate energy

*******************

This is what Obama says he plans to do. He is NOT trying to "shut down" coal or the mines or the industry....

"Shutting down coal mines" is another piece of BS from The Blaze. I have read about this at The Blaze.  When are you conservies going to understand that The Blaze and Glenn Beck,etc. are wrong?


numbr1wmn
by Nikki on May. 9, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/29/obama-kills-coal-as-promised/

Well, we can’t say we weren’t warned. This week, the unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats at the Environmental Protection Agency released a set of proposed rules designed to target greenhouse gas emissions. If enacted, these rules would virtually destroy the coal industry - just as President Obama once promised he would do.

Under the proposed rules, new power plants will be required to emit no more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour of electricity; coal plants average 1,768 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt. As Jordan Weissmann writes for theAtlantic, “Natural gas plants already meet this requirement. But if a utility wants to burn coal for electricity, it will need to install carbon capture technology - and that’s really expensive.”

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