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Some might say he is a con artist; others might call him a genius. Whatever the case, Dave Wilson is certainly someone who knows how to reach his goals. A conservative, white Republican, Wilson won the election for the Houston Community College Board of Trustees in a heavily African-American district — something that has never been accomplished before. How did he manage it? The answer is simple: He pretended to be black. Rather, he neglected to mention he was white — and a conservative Republican.
His first move: Dave Wilson had thousands of campaign flyers distributed and sent them out to people's homes. On them was printed not his own face but the faces of a few African-American kids instead. It did not even cost him very much; he just lifted the photo off of the Internet, and so, anyone receiving the flyer believed the candidate was a black man. The slogan next to the youths' faces read, "Please vote for our friend and neighbor Dave Wilson." How could anyone ever have suspected that he was a white Republican? They could not have, obviously. Contrary to what you might expect from a political candidate like Wilson, he was careful to stay out of the public eye and off the normal door-to-door election trail. He was deliberately misleading the unwitting voters, counting on his face not being recognized.
Mindboggling that even a politician would stoop to this level.
The best part was getting his cousin to endorse him. It was a good thing his cousin had the same name as an ex-state representative. HAHAHA priceless.
Already a thread on this:
White Guy Pretends To Be Black Guy And Wins Election In Predominantly Black District