Keith Judd, an federal prisoner serving time at the Federal Correctional Institution in Texarkana, Texas, for making threats at the University of New Mexico in 1999, received 41% of the Democrat Primary vote in West Virginia. He even qualified to have a delegate to the Democrat National Convention. He also apparently won in 10 counties throughout the state.
As noted by the AP, "Just how unpopular is President Barack Obama in some parts of the
country? Enough that a man in prison in Texas got 4 out of 10 votes in
West Virginia's Democratic presidential primary."
Now, I realize that people will point out that Mitt Romney has won some states with 40% or less of the vote. That's fair enough, except the field was always at least 3 or 4 candidates in those states. Moreover, he never ran against a convicted felon. His opponents were a former Senator, a former Speaker of the House, and a Congressman.
I guess it is safe to say that West Virginia will be going red this year.