Water district race-ist: the rest of the story

Update to the story of the neo-nazi running for a water district board in Southern California.

Neo-Nazi loses closely watched bid for water board seat in Riverside County, Los Angeles Times:

A neo-Nazi who generated national publicity by running for a seat on a small Riverside County water board was soundly defeated in the polls on Tuesday.

According to the Riverside County Registrar of Voters, Jeff Hall got less than 30% of the vote.



Water district race-ist

Water board elections have gotten more newsworthy this year. But one Southern California candidate makes the news for all the wrong reasons.

Political newcomer Jeff Hall has run a discreet campaign trying to unseat an incumbent on an obscure Riverside County water board. He hasn’t posted any signs, didn’t show up to a candidates forum and lists no occupation on the November ballot.

But Hall is well-known as a white supremacist.

As California director of the National Socialist Movement — the nation’s largest neo-Nazi group — Hall has helped lead demonstrations in Riverside and Los Angeles, where white supremacists waved swastika flags, chanted “white power” and gave stiff-armed Nazi salutes surrounded by hundreds of counterprotesters.

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