Barack Obama lost 41% of the West Virginia primary to an inmate
President Barack Obama has a new challenger: Inmate #11593-051.
Jailbird Keith Judd is serving time in a federal prison in Texas for making extortion threats at the University of New Mexico in 1999, but that didn't stop him from raking in 41% of the vote in Tuesday's West Virginia Democratic primary, according to the Daily News.
Judd, a former member of the "Federation of Super Heroes," avid musician and NRA member, was able to get on the ballot by paying a $2,500 fee and filing a notarized certificate of announcement, Jake Glance, a spokesman for West Virginia Secretary of State's Office, told TIME.
Despite being ineligible to vote, Judd scored 70,000 votes, earning him a delegate at the Democratic National Convention this fall.
It's no secret that West Virginians have never been fans of Obama, as he lost every county to Hilary Clinton in 2008, according to TIME.
Judd says he is no stranger to the campaign process. He claims he has run for president in every election since 1996.
This story has been updated since its original publication.