http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/0 ... r=Politics
Steve Smith, a white nationalist with a violent past, was elected to the Republican Party committee for a county in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Smith, who is listed as the state chairman of the white nationalist group American Third Position, proudly shared a photo of the certificate commemorating his election on the website, White World News.
The Huffpo article continues with his white nationalists background, so on and so forth. 3K comments since it was posted on Firday at 1:30. Here's part of the ThinkProgress article:
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/0 ... committee/
Republicans in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania have elected Steve Smith, a lifelong white supremacist with close ties to neo-Nazi groups and groups like Aryan Nations, to the county’s GOP Committee.
The elections, which took place in late April, were certified by the committee two weeks ago, and Smith notified supporters of his victory last week by posting a message to the online forum White News Now.
<drum roll Please> From the local paper
http://citizensvoice.com/news/official- ... -1.1324015
Bob Kolankoski, chairman of the committee's third district, says it's being blown way out of proportion.
"Anyone can be written in," Kolankoski said. "He's a crackpot. He's one guy. What can he do?"
According to the county bureau of elections, Steve Smith, 42, was elected to the Republican committee with one write-in vote from the April 24 primary election. Smith is the regional coordinator of Keystone United, which was known until 2009 as the Keystone State Skinheads.
Notice how the first two sources forgot to mention what is arguably the most important bit of information.