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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 06:39 AM

Texas anti-LGBT crusader won local election by pretending to be black

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/09/texas-anti-lgbt-crusader-won-local-election-by-pretending-to-be-black/



Texas anti-LGBT crusader won local election by pretending to be black
By David Ferguson
Saturday, November 9, 2013 11:40 EST

A Houston electrician known mostly for his personal crusades against LGBT rights and the city’s lesbian mayor has won a seat on the Houston Community College Board of Trustees after pretending in campaign materials to be African American. According to Think Progress, Dave Wilson defeated longtime board member Bruce Austin — who is African American — by circulating campaign materials and faking an endorsement from a black state legislator.

KHOU reported that Wilson pulled stock images of people of color from websites and magazines and used them to make fliers to distribute in his district.

Wilson, a conservative white Republican with tea party leanings, realized that he had little to no chance of beating 24-year incumbent Austin in his heavily African-American district, so Wilson decided not to run as a white man. The virulently anti-LGBT activist previously ran and lost as a fringe candidate for mayor on a platform opposing marriage equality or any form of legal recognition for same sex relationships.

Wilson, who KHOU described as “a gleeful political troublemaker,” sent out the fliers along with direct mailings that said, “Endorsed by Ron Wilson,” a retired African-American state legislator. The fine print on the mailings explained that the Ron Wilson who endorsed Dave Wilson was actually his cousin who lives in Iowa.

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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 09:00 AM

1. White guy wins election pretending to be African American

 

Stunned! With all the crap that Republicans do, this is low. However, the voters need to know the candidates more than a piece of paper. I can't imagine a DU'er getting conned like this.

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 10:16 AM

2. Perhaps people should look up the candidate's web site before voting.

Or maybe read the political flyers dumped by the USPS into your mailbox.

Or pull your head out of your......

I'd like to say this is a new low but I suspect the is the new 'normal'.

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