White candidate pretends to be black to win election – Yahoo News

Dave Wilson is white. But to win a seat on the Houston Community College Board of Trustees in a district predominantly comprised of African-American voters, Wilson, a conservative Republican, led voters to believe he was black.According to CBS affiliate KHOU-TV, Wilsons direct mail campaign included a flier with smiling black faces he says he found on the Internet. \”Please vote for our friend and neighbor Dave Wilson,\” the accompanying text read.In another flier, the text said he had been endorsed by Ron Wilson, a popular black former state representative. But the Ron Wilson who endorsed him was Daves cousin Ron, not the ex-lawmaker.\”Hes a nice cousin,\” Wilson told the network, chuckling. \”We played baseball in high school together.\”Nevermind his cousin lives in Bloomfield, Iowa, some 940 miles from Houston.


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