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Neo-Nazi loses closely watched bid for water board seat in Riverside County

 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.

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 in which white supremacists waved swastika flags, chanted "white power" and gave stiff-armed Nazi salutes surrounded by hundreds of counter-protesters.

Hall's bid for a seat on the board of directors of the Western Municipal Water District drew outcries from community groups dismayed that a neo-Nazi who has held racist rallies at a day laborer center and a synagogue wants to administer their water — or at least gain publicity in the quest to do so.

Hall, a 31-year-old plumber, told The Times in an interview last month that he felt that water conservation was important and also affirmed his belief that all non-whites should be deported.

"I want a white nation," he said. "I don't hide what I am, and I don't water that down."

Dan Schruender, a member of Aryan Nations, known for distributing racist fliers in Rialto, was also defeated for his bid for a seat on Rialto's school board.

-- Shelby Grad

 
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Thank God, that the Riverside County voters knew what to do with a man like this! And with the other fellow in Rialto.
Bravo!

THANK GOD! We were saved from a lunatic. What year is this? Seriously. The minorities have become the majority, its a FACT so deal with it.

This guy is so offensive.

Brenda G : The year is 2010...I don't know if you are celebrating the "fact" that "the minorities have become the majority" or not but believe me when I say this: The "fact" that Whites ( I'm assuming that you are white) are celebrating their own demise is a serious concern to many White Nationalists today...it is a suicidal ideation that needs to be rectified soon. And to reply to the last part of your comment; we are determined to DEAL WITH IT with extreme prejudice.
On a side note: 27% of the vote is a great start....we'll see where White people stand in a few more years.....we'll let that whole "Whites are now the minority" fact to sink in and fester. History is replete with examples of angry White resurgence when we are faced with disaster. Worse is always better when one awaits a race war. Bye for now.

What next, a Senator from Arizona running for President of the United States of America, voting against and preventing the celebration of Martin Luther King Day in his state? Oh yeah, that already happened and the Senator was John McCain.


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