Hard Knocks

Inmate Garners Votes Versus Obama

President Obama was dealt a stinging blow on Tuesday when he lost about 40 percent of the vote in West Virginia’s Democratic primary to a Texas inmate. Keith Judd, who is serving time at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institute, didn't get much campaigning done, but he was still able to win a significant chunk of the vote. Judd is in prison for making threats at the University of New Mexico more than a decade ago. It wasn't just West Virginia where Obama ran into some disgruntled voters. He lost about 18 percent of the vote to Randall Terry, an anti-abortion activist, in Oklahoma. Judd got on the ballot by filling out a form and paying the $2,500 fee, though a Democratic Party spokesperson said no one has filed a delegate for him for the national convention.