PALESTINE, TX—Mayoral candidate Steve Presley told reporters that he is certain he has shored up the black vote in the upcoming city wide election.
Presley said that he met Virginia McKnight while leaving work at Wal-Mart on Thursday when she approached him and asked where she could find a product in the store.
“As usually, I just gave her a random aisle number when people bother me with that, but as she walks away I realized I probably should talk to her,” Presley explained. “I followed her and after introducing myself asked her if she would be willing to tell the other blacks to vote for me.”
Presley said the woman was very receptive to helping his campaign.
“She said she would be glad to help,” Presley said with a smile before adding, “She looked at me and said, ‘You know we all know each other so it won’t be a problem.'”
Presley said that with the black vote locked in, he can’t be beaten.
“That’s it, I’ll win this easily because everyone that Virginia talks to will turn out to vote, she assured me of that.”
We were unable to find Virginia for a comment, but Presley admitted that he really didn’t pay much attention to what name she gave him.
“I don’t know, it could have been something else,” Presley said with a shrug as he walked away.