Wednesday, May 9, 2012

41% for an inmate?? Wow!!

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.


Anonymous said...

Wow, so lacking detail for an attorney. Convicted felon? For doing what? Making sounds really bad but it's completely vague. What threats, how often, against whom or what? Hmm....maybe it was a sympathy vote(?) on some valid reason. This really reminds me of the first reports on the death of Trayvon Martin. They were off-base and didn't tell the whole story, although the perp there should be punished for sure. Of course not knowing the details, we cannot find any details. And what does it have to do with President Obama? That AP reporter was high on something when that remark was made. Just because you have dips in the press doesn't prove anything!!

Anonymous said...

Popularity is no yardstick for truth, Rich, especially in Texas. I lived there for ten years. smitty

Richard T. Cahill Jr. said...


You missed the point. The salient point is that a person incarcerated in federal prison received 41% of the vote running against the sitting President of the United States.