Thrd Prty Mingo County

NC Susan

Deceased
Bonus fact: In 2012, President Obama was re-elected to the office -- but Mingo County wasn't the reason why. Obama received only 27% of the vote (compared to challenger Mitt Romney's 70%) in Mingo County compared to a 62/35 split state-wide. And it could have been worse.

That year, a man named Keith Judd managed to get onto the West Virginia ballot as a Democrat, forcing Obama into a primary -- a rather surprising fact given that Judd was in Texarkana, Texas, serving a 17-and-a-half year prison sentence. Even more surprising? While Obama beat Judd state-wide, he lost to him in Mingo County.
Of the nearly 5,000 registered Democrats who voted in the primary that year, more than 60% voted for Judd.
 

greenhart

Veteran Member
Thread drift.
As a young man I had been chased out of Kermit (Mingo County) back into Kentucky more than once or twice.
 

pama

Contributing Member
Bonus fact: In 2012, President Obama was re-elected to the office -- but Mingo County wasn't the reason why. Obama received only 27% of the vote (compared to challenger Mitt Romney's 70%) in Mingo County compared to a 62/35 split state-wide. And it could have been worse.

That year, a man named Keith Judd managed to get onto the West Virginia ballot as a Democrat, forcing Obama into a primary -- a rather surprising fact given that Judd was in Texarkana, Texas, serving a 17-and-a-half year prison sentence. Even more surprising? While Obama beat Judd state-wide, he lost to him in Mingo County.
Of the nearly 5,000 registered Democrats who voted in the primary that year, more than 60% voted for Judd.
Only in southern WV, LOL! That was during the Team Mingo fiasco when the longest serving state senator, Truman Chafin was defeated by a newcomer from Wayne County, Mark Maynard.
 
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