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President Obama’s Brother Loses Election in Kenya
Politicker ^ | 3/07 11:13am | Hunter Walker

Posted on 03/08/2013 7:39:34 AM PST by null and void


A screenshot of the IEBC’s partial results in the Siaya gubernatorial election. (Photo: Vote.IEBC.or.ke)

President Barack Obama’s half-brother, Abong’o Malik Obama, won’t be the second member of his family to launch a political career. Mr. Obama was defeated in his bid to be governor of Kenya’s Siaya County this week by what seems to have been a very large margin.

Mr. Obama is the eldest child of President Obama’s father. They have different mothers. Mr. Obama served as the best man at the president’s wedding to Michelle Obama in 1992.

According to the Daily Nation newspaper in Nairobi, the Siaya gubernatorial race was won by Cornel Rasanga with William Oduol coming in second. The Daily Nation did not report Mr. Obama totals, however the Kenyan Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, which oversaw the elections and has been releasing sporadically updated results since Kenyans headed to the polls Monday, published a partial count that showed him in third place with just a little over one percent of the initial vote. Three other candidates trailed behind Mr. Obama. A call from Politicker to the IEBC Election Hotline this morning to inquire about the full count for the Siaya gubernatorial election went unanswered.

Siaya is one of 47 counties that were created in the the 2010 Constitution of Kenya, which was ratified after the 2007 presidential elections there ended with violence that left over 1,000 people dead and a disputed result. This year’s race had few violent incidents, but it was not without controversy. There were technical glitches at polling stations throughout the country. Though all the votes have not been counted the two members of the ticket headed towards a likely victory in the presidential election, Uhuru Kenyatta and his running mate William Ruto, have both been charged by the International Criminal Court with “crimes against humanity” for allegedly orchestrating the violence that followed the last elections. The United States and other Western nations have vowed there will be unspecified “consequences” for Kenya if Mr. Kenyatta emerges victorious.

In an interview with Politicker on Tuesday, Mr. Obama said there was initially a “blackout” with no information released about the election results in Siaya. Because of delay, Mr. Obama said he believed there was “a high risk that the results may be manipulated.”

Mr. Obama was running as an independent candidate. The winner of the race, Mr. Rasanga, is a member of one of Kenya’s major political parties, the Orange Democratic Movement, or ODM. Mr. Oduol, who came in second, belongs to the National Agenda Party of Kenya.

As of this writing, Mr. Obama has not responded to requests to comment on the results of his race and whether he believes they are legitimate. Our last communication with him came via text message Tuesday afternoon as the official results were still coming in.

“Am number three so far,” Mr. Obama wrote.


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1 posted on 03/08/2013 7:39:34 AM PST by null and void
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Guess the voter fraud unit in the Dem Party has not arrived there as yet.


2 posted on 03/08/2013 7:41:18 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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Lucky Kenyans!


3 posted on 03/08/2013 7:42:55 AM PST by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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Wow, who would have guessed that low information voters don’t seem to exist in Kenya.


4 posted on 03/08/2013 7:44:59 AM PST by dowcaet
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To: null and void

Wasn’t Odinga losing the national election and began complaining.


5 posted on 03/08/2013 7:46:22 AM PST by Viennacon
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Wait, I demand a recount. Surely, 99-100% of those villages voted for Obama.


6 posted on 03/08/2013 7:46:32 AM PST by bgill
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To: null and void
They know a disaster when they see one. Can't say as much for American liberals.
7 posted on 03/08/2013 7:47:37 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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“Am number three so far,” Mr. Obama wrote.

"Fourth from last."

8 posted on 03/08/2013 7:47:37 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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Abong’o Malik Obama

And The Jokes Just Write Themselves...

9 posted on 03/08/2013 7:47:42 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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Never thought I would ever type the following sentence, but...

I am jealous I don't live in Kenya right now..

10 posted on 03/08/2013 7:47:48 AM PST by Fedupwithit (You gave him what he wanted. I gave him what he needed.)
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To: Viennacon

Different brother.


11 posted on 03/08/2013 7:48:03 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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Well duh, he didn’t have Romney to run against.


12 posted on 03/08/2013 7:48:16 AM PST by delapaz
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They are on to the Obamas in Kenya where they are “naturally born” citizens.
13 posted on 03/08/2013 7:49:00 AM PST by F.J. Mitchell (Impeach Obama!)
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Mr. Obama served as the best man at the president’s wedding to Michelle Obama in 1992.

Doesn't everyone have a relative they supposedly have seen only once or twice in their lives and barely knew as their best man?

14 posted on 03/08/2013 7:49:17 AM PST by bgill
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This isn’t the Obama brother that lives in a cardboard box on $1 a month, is it?


15 posted on 03/08/2013 7:50:11 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: MissTed

They aren’t lucky.

They are smarter than Americans.


16 posted on 03/08/2013 7:57:01 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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This proves that all we had to do to win was to run only black candidates. When given other black men to choose from, no one chooses Obummer. We should have totally looked into running that Old Spice guy. I could watch four years of that! :p

Look at me. Look at me riding a horse. Look at these tax cuts. Now look back at me! This is me lowering spending!

17 posted on 03/08/2013 7:58:22 AM PST by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: COBOL2Java

“This isn’t the Obama brother that lives in a cardboard box on $1 a month, is it?”

No... this is the other one that lives in a cardboard box on $2 a month.


18 posted on 03/08/2013 7:58:34 AM PST by Mashood
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Damn, how many pups did his daddy sire, anyway...


19 posted on 03/08/2013 7:58:43 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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Kenyans tell Americans: Obama for thee but not for me.


20 posted on 03/08/2013 7:59:32 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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Abongo
21 posted on 03/08/2013 8:00:09 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (RETURN TO MECCA [http://youtu.be/zWQkaDUCJ_Y])
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Is Obama going to send in the thugs with machetes as he did last time?


22 posted on 03/08/2013 8:01:42 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Mashood

Obama’d probably send both of ‘em a couple bucks, but, y’know, Sequester being what it is and all...


23 posted on 03/08/2013 8:02:23 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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America, are you smarter than the majority of Kenyans?

Nope.


24 posted on 03/08/2013 8:03:03 AM PST by hadaclueonce (Forget Mexico. Put the border fence around California.)
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Bronco Bama has relatives in Kenya?

Who knew?

There is every reason to believe that the Current Occupant of the White Hut is not the genetic descendent of Barack Hussein Obama the Senior, but is in actuality the son of some domestic resident of the United States who happened to be of African origin. I, for one, would like to see some DNA evidence.

In fact, The One might not even be the son of Stanley Ann Dunham, but the half-brother. Daddy Stanley could have produced an illegitimate child with the co-operation of a mother of the African persuasion, and palmed the child off as the “child” of his daughter and some poor dupe of a foreign-study graduate student (already married in his own country, and therefore a bigamist, maybe a polygamist). The child was actually born, unregistered, in the Seattle area, and spirited into Hawaii, where the birth was then registered under false documantation.

The only thing we may be sure of, is that there are now no living witnesses, and others who may have been in on the secret of the true genesis of this major imposter are either not talking, or have been artifically silenced.


25 posted on 03/08/2013 8:03:34 AM PST by alloysteel (What is all too obvious, is not obvious to all. Until it is too late to reverse course.)
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To: COBOL2Java

“Obama’d probably send both of ‘em a couple bucks, but, y’know, Sequester being what it is and all...”

Helping out his family never entered Obamas mind.


26 posted on 03/08/2013 8:04:12 AM PST by Mashood
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To: alloysteel
The child was actually born, unregistered, in the Seattle area, and spirited into Hawaii, where the birth was then registered under false documentation.

Unnecessary step. He need never have been in Hawaii to have his birth registered there.

27 posted on 03/08/2013 8:09:30 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: Mashood
Helping out his family never entered Obamas mind.

Well yeah, there is that...

28 posted on 03/08/2013 8:09:34 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: null and void

It embarrassingly seems that a bunch of Kenyan voters are infinitely smarter than the dregs here in this country we grudgingly have to call Americans.


29 posted on 03/08/2013 8:18:10 AM PST by Gaffer
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I’m just here for the replies. Thanks!


30 posted on 03/08/2013 8:21:36 AM PST by wizr (We are "one Nation, under God " or "one nation, trod under ". Keep the Faith.)
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Maybe we should let the Kenyans elect our next POTUS.
They seem to have better judgment.


31 posted on 03/08/2013 8:26:39 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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...this is the other one that lives in a cardboard box on $2 a month.

Now that Odumbo has extra unused rooms downstairs in the White Hut, he can move the drunken uncle, the illegal aunt,the wanna be politician bro and the other bro in with him and Moochelle and her mother.

32 posted on 03/08/2013 8:46:38 AM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation.)
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“Now that Odumbo has extra unused rooms downstairs in the White Hut, he can move the drunken uncle, the illegal aunt,the wanna be politician bro and the other bro in with him and Moochelle and her mother.”

Obama is too self-absorbed to be that kind.


33 posted on 03/08/2013 8:50:46 AM PST by Mashood
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On the bright side, Barry Obama has a place he can go to run for President of Kenya. Then he can demonstrate his community organizing there. Does anyone know where and how many golf courses there are? What kind of private jet does the President of Kenya get? What about Moochelle’s jet?
34 posted on 03/08/2013 8:51:50 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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They needed some Al Franken cars full of ballots to push him over the top and into the White Hut.


35 posted on 03/08/2013 9:58:10 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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They found out he wasn’t the natural born Kenyan.


36 posted on 03/08/2013 10:33:45 AM PST by kempster
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