Prison Inmate Wins More Than 40% of Democratic Vote Against President Obama in West Virginia Primary
Not big fans of Mr. Obama in the state of West Virginia. Reports ABC News:
President Obama has never been particularly popular in West Virginia, and even though he’s an incumbent president running essentially unopposed, Tuesday’s Democratic primary in the Appalachian state didn’t change that dynamic.
More than 40 percent of Democrats voting chose to cast their ballot for Keith Russell Judd, an inmate at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution in Beaumont, Texas, where he’s doing time for extortion and threats made at the University of New Mexico in 1999.
Judd scored 42.28 percent of the vote — or 49,490 votes — compared with President Obama with 57.72 percent, or 67,562, according to unofficial state results.
Neither Mr. Obama nor Mr. Judd – who is in prison – physically campaigned in the state.