Election winner denies race deception claims

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“Just Add Obama ”

Since: Mar 08

Jacksonville Florida

#1 Nov 12, 2013
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/11/...

The winner of a tight local election in a mostly African-American community in Houston on Monday denied assertions that he deceived voters into thinking he was black.
Dave Wilson, who is white, edged out 24-year incumbent Bruce Austin by 26 votes, 5,961-5,935 to become the District II representative for the Houston Community College System board of trustees, according to the local election board.

Austin, who is black, attacked his rival for mailings that included photos of African-Americans, but no pictures of Wilson.
Austin said he "was rather disgusted" with the campaign tactics that he argued weren't fair play, according to CNN affiliate KHOU.
KHOU also reports Austin plans to ask for a recount, although electronic voting means Wilson's win will likely stand.
In an interview with CNN, Wilson denied allegations over race.

"I didn't put my picture out there because I wanted to stick with the issues," Wilson said.

As for the assertion that he wanted voters to think he was black; "that's false."

"I did not want race to be the deciding factor," Wilson said.
Wilson also said he didn't think people voted for Austin because of his race, but because of his incumbent status.
That is part of why the campaign victory came as a surprise.
"Nobody was shocked more than me," Wilson told KHOU.
"I had always said it was a longshot. No I didn't expect to win."
Wilson doesn't think voters would believe he's black based on the campaign mailings.

"They know what I look like," he said in the CNN interview, speaking of public appearances and a 2011 candidacy for mayor.
Wilson says he won because of the hundreds of doors he knocked on and overspending and rising tuition in the community college system.
"Not one voter has complained" about the mailings, Wilson said.
Wilson admits that some of the photos he used in the mailings were pulled from the Internet. Others, however, were of students at a nonprofit electrician's school he runs, Wilson said.
The reason for the African-American faces? Wilson said it was "target marketing" for the community.
Despite some depictions of being a "political mischief maker," Wilson, instead, described himself as a "principled man" who is unafraid to speak out.

“Just Add Obama ”

Since: Mar 08

Jacksonville Florida

#2 Nov 12, 2013
WOW!!!!!
What does Mr. Bruce Austin think about those he represented for 24 years?
What are the options here to explain Bruce Austin defeat?
A. The voters felt as if he was not doing a good job so they replaced him.
B. The voters are complete idiots and have no real clue to whom, they are voting for.
Is there another option based on what information we have in the story?
noshellswill

Jacksonville, FL

#3 Nov 12, 2013
Prolly ... Wilson **tried** to win by rationally approaching voters. Austin prolly sat on-his-butt, smoked weed and figured he'd given out enough blo-jobs to win.
Mr Logic in Jax wrote:
WOW!!!!!
What does Mr. Bruce Austin think about those he represented for 24 years?
What are the options here to explain Bruce Austin defeat?
A. The voters felt as if he was not doing a good job so they replaced him.
B. The voters are complete idiots and have no real clue to whom, they are voting for.
Is there another option based on what information we have in the story?
King of wisdom

Jacksonville, FL

#4 Nov 12, 2013
Thats funny as heck, Mr Logic...

It reminds me of the movie "the distinguished gentleman".. where Edie Murphy posses as a white man to get elected to congress..

I wouldn't lose any sleep over it because no matter what race you are you get suck into a system of corruption here in the US when elected or selected to public office..
Toaster

Pomona Park, FL

#5 Nov 12, 2013
Mr Logic in Jax wrote:
WOW!!!!!
What does Mr. Bruce Austin think about those he represented for 24 years?
What are the options here to explain Bruce Austin defeat?
A. The voters felt as if he was not doing a good job so they replaced him.
B. The voters are complete idiots and have no real clue to whom, they are voting for.
Is there another option based on what information we have in the story?
As I have said many times. Black voters just vote liberal,and have no idea what they're voting for the just vote. This is a prime example of exceptional stupidity. They voted for skin color only , and got burned,as they should have.People this dumb should not be voting in any election.
Toaster

Pomona Park, FL

#6 Nov 13, 2013
noshellswill wrote:
Prolly ... Wilson **tried** to win by rationally approaching voters. Austin prolly sat on-his-butt, smoked weed and figured he'd given out enough blo-jobs to win.
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The best response ever !!!!!

“Just Add Obama ”

Since: Mar 08

Jacksonville Florida

#7 Nov 15, 2013
King of wisdom wrote:
Thats funny as heck, Mr Logic...
It reminds me of the movie "the distinguished gentleman".. where Edie Murphy posses as a white man to get elected to congress..
I wouldn't lose any sleep over it because no matter what race you are you get suck into a system of corruption here in the US when elected or selected to public office..
I would disagree somewhat here dolander, I believe our elected offices choose the path they take. No one forces one to do the wrong thing, one chooses. Now the desire for power and keeping it is a whole other topic.
King of wisdom

Jacksonville, FL

#8 Nov 15, 2013
Mr Logic in Jax wrote:
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I would disagree somewhat here dolander, I believe our elected offices choose the path they take. No one forces one to do the wrong thing, one chooses. Now the desire for power and keeping it is a whole other topic.
I never said that anyone is forced to do the wrong thing.. I said that elected political leaders get sucked into a system of corruption.. And I also believe that most if not all do it willingly for self serving needs..

Search deep into your heart my friend and you will see that I am right...

“Just Add Obama ”

Since: Mar 08

Jacksonville Florida

#9 Nov 20, 2013
King of wisdom wrote:
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I never said that anyone is forced to do the wrong thing.. I said that elected political leaders get sucked into a system of corruption.. And I also believe that most if not all do it willingly for self serving needs..
Search deep into your heart my friend and you will see that I am right...
Dolander, you might want to read my response one more time, you did not have the comprehension application working before.
noshellswill

Jacksonville, FL

#10 Nov 20, 2013
Perhaps KOW is a great follower of St. Paul ... who assures us NOT ONE person succeeds in just behavior ... all persons are responsible, but noone succeed. Surely I need not remind you that world history is **kind** to that Christian insight.
Mr Logic in Jax wrote:
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Dolander, you might want to read my response one more time, you did not have the comprehension application working before.

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