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In West Virginia Primary, Texas Prisoner Gives Obama Run For His Money

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Barack Obama photo courtesy of the White House; Keith Judd photo courtesy Texas Dept. of Corrections.
Texas inmate Keith Judd won roughly 40 percent of the votes in West Virginia's Democratic primary.

Texas prison inmate Keith Judd earned an unofficial 42 percent of votes in yesterday’s West Virginia Democratic Presidential Primary. President Barack Obama earned close to 58 percent.

So who is Keith Judd?

The Associated Press reports Judd is behind bars at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution for making threats at the University of New Mexico in 1999. Judd paid a $2,500 fee and filed a notarized form to get on the ballot in West Virginia.

According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website, 53-year-old Keith Russell Judd will not be released from prison until June of 2013 — not in time to be sworn-in to office.