Filing for the West Virginia presidential primaries is about to close. So far, the only two candidates who have qualified for the West Virginia Democratic presidential primary are President Obama and Keith Russell Judd. Judd is currently incarcerated in Texas for having made threats on a college campus some years ago.
Judd was also a prisoner in 2008, and he was the only person besides Obama and Hillary Clinton who appeared on the Democratic presidential primary in Idaho. He received 734 votes. In 2012, he is suing many states to appear on their Democratic presidential primary ballots.
Candidates qualify for the West Virginia presidential primary with a filing fee of $2,500. The deadline is January 28, Saturday. The West Virginia Secretary of State’s office is closed on January 28, but anyone who postally mails the filing fee with a postmark no later than January 28 can qualify. So far, the only candidates on the Republican presidential primary ballot are Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum. The primary is May 8. Here is a news story about Judd. UPDATE: the Republican ballot will also include Buddy Roemer.