White guy pretends to be black to win election

Dave Wilson, a conservative white Republican, figured he had little chance of winning a seat on the Houston Community College Board of Trustees. After all, his opponent was black, a 24-year incumbent named Bruce Austin. And the vast majority of voters were black Democrats. But the results from Tuesday's election are now in -- and Wilson won. "I'd always said it was a long shot. No, I didn't expect to win," he told Houston's KHOU news channel. Wilson, an anti-gay activist and former fringe candidate for mayor, said he ran for the school board's seat because he was upset with "all the shenanigans" in the Houston Community College System. Yet he faced a daunting challenge as a white Republican in Houston's inner city  What to do? He played dirty. In campaign fliers and mailings, he implied he was black. Some mailings showed black voters endorsing him -- yet Wilson later admitted he'd pulled the photos from the Internet. His opponent called this and...(Read Full Post)

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