The nation has moved on after its brief fixation last week with the felon who won 41 percent against Barack Obama, but West Virginia continues to wrestle with the aftermath of its May 8 primary. Phil Kabler of the Charleston Gazette reported this weekend on two conspiracy theories making the rounds. The first holds that GOP operatives were working behind the scenes to gin up the vote for Keith Judd as a means of embarassing Obama. The second speculates that top Democratic Party officials “went to lengths to assure that West Virginia voters would not be aware that he was a convicted inmate sitting in a federal prison in Texas.”
Prior to that, the Gazette wrote in an editorial that it’s “disgusting that 72,544 West Virginia Democrats dislike President Obama so intensely that they voted for a Texas prison convict instead in Tuesday’s primary election.” The Gazette went so far as to point a finger at Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, asking why she didn’t deny him a spot on the ballot. Tennant responded forcefully, calling a press conference and penning a letter to the paper explaining her position.
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