Obama's Half Brother Gets Just 700 Votes in Gov. Bid

Thursday, 07 Mar 2013 02:09 PM

By Cyrus Afzali

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President Barack Obama’s half brother was crushed in his bid to serve as a provincial governor in his native Kenya.

According to figures posted on the website of Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Abong’o Malik Obama, received only 694 votes after some 82 percent of the votes were counted.

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The candidate, the eldest child of President Obama’s father, was vying to become the next governor of the west Kenyan county of Siaya.

Obama came in third with just 1 percent of the votes, beaten by winner William Oduol, who received 61 percent, and Cornel Amoth with 37 percent. Complete vote totals for the election, which was held Monday, are still not available.

Despite his paltry total, Obama still beat three other candidates who received even fewer votes.

Monday’s election results were delayed, leading Obama to tell Politicker on Tuesday that he believed there was “a high risk that results may be manipulated.”



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