Holocaust Denier Running for Alabama AG
An atheist who denies the Holocaust, wants to shoot illegal aliens, and legalize drugs is running for Attorney General of Alabama as a Democrat.
A Democratic candidate for Alabama attorney general denies the Holocaust occurred and said Friday he will speak this weekend in New Jersey to a “pro-white” organization that is widely viewed as being racist. Larry Darby concedes his views are radical, but he said they should help him win wide support among Alabama voters as he tries to “reawaken white racial awareness” with his campaign against Mobile County District Attorney John Tyson.
The state Democratic chairman, Joe Turnham, said the party became aware of some of Darby’s views only days ago and was considering what to do about his candidacy. “Any type of hatred toward groups of people, especially for political gain, is completely unacceptable in the Alabama Democratic Party,” said Turnham.
A poll published last month indicated the Democratic race for attorney general was up for grabs. The survey showed 21 percent favored Tyson to 12 percent for Darby, but 68 percent of respondents were undecided.
Darby, founder of the Atheist Law Center and a longtime supporter of separation of church and state, said he has no money for campaign advertising and has made only a few campaign speeches.
Tyson said aside from his views on race and the Holocaust, Darby also has publicly advocated legalizing drugs and shooting all illegal immigrants. “I am astonished as anyone has ever been that anyone is running for public office in Alabama on that platform,” said Tyson. “I do not take him as a serious candidate.”
The winner of the Democratic primary on June 6 will face either Republican Attorney General Troy King or Mark Montiel, who is opposing King in the GOP primary.
Having graduated high school and college in Alabama, where my parents still reside, I can assure you that this nut’s views are not widespread. Once they’re known, I’m reasonably sure he won’t win the Democratic nomination for AG. Regardless, Troy King is quite popular and will almost certainly win re-election.
Furthermore, the fact of the matter is that anyone who completes minimal filing requirements can get on a primary ballot in Alabama and most states. The fact that someone is “running” in a party primary really says virtually nothing about the party. Indeed, attempts to tarnish Democrats, the South, atheists, or libertarians because of this guy are just silly.