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Midland MI GOP Delegate Dresses in Klan Robes to Protest Obama Election November 10, 2008

Posted by trouble97018 in News, Obama, Protest, Repiglicans.
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Courtesy The Michigan Messenger:

Michigan Messenger broke the story Oct. 1 that at least two Michigan GOP precinct delegates had ties to white supremacists. In the story, Michigan Messenger reported that Randy Gray, of Midland, was a self-avowed member of the Knights of the Klu Klux Klan, and Midland GOP chair Diane Bristol had this to say about that: 

“If, in fact, he’s associated with the KKK, [then] yes, it troubles me.”

An image of Gray has now surfaced in the Midland Daily News (online edition at OurMidland.com). The newspaper said the image shows Gray, 30, protesting the election of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States. And to top it off, Gray is dressed in his KKK robes while standing at a busy intersection in Midland. His protest was held in front of Garber Chevrolet at the corner of Eastman Avenue and Saginaw Road in Midland and lasted 15 or 20 minutes.

Police told the Midland Daily News that Gray was exercising his First Amendment rights. What was Gray’s protest about?

“I feel white people feel more oppressed,” he said. “We’re basically told as white people we can’t have any organizations. We’re ruled by communists.

“It’s not just about Barack Obama. It goes deeper than that.”

According to the Midland Daily News report, Gray then went on to say the election of Obama to the presidency was the impetus for him to make the walk on Wednesday. The report fails to note that Gray is Michigan GOP precinct delegate for Midland.

Gray was one of three candidates who ran unopposed for three open delegate seats in Midland in the Republican Aug. 5 primary. As a precinct delegate, Gray serves a two-year term and is expected to attend all state Republican conventions and to run campaign activities in the Saginaw-area precinct for Republican candidates.

At the time of Gray’s primary victory for the delegate seat, Bristol told Michigan Messenger:

When asked if the local party knew about Gray’s candidacy, she said, “He completed the valid application. Neither I nor any one in the Republican Party can control who runs or who gets voted for.” She added, “He has the right to run. We have no control over the election process.”

-Article continues w/ pic @ Sourced Site.

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