New Mexico town elects mayor who called Obama evil

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - Unofficial results show that a former New Mexico mayor who called President Barack Obama "the carnal manifestation of evil" and said Obama's election was part of a CIA conspiracy has been elected to his former job.

The Clovis News Journal reports that former Clovis mayor David Lansford won his old job back Tuesday by defeating Mayor Gayla Brumfield with almost 63% of the votes.

The 53-year-old Lansford recently gained national attention after the newspaper reported his ties to a fringe group ATLAH Media Network in New York. Lansford participated in ATLAH's mock treason trial of Obama.

The city clerk says Lansford will be sworn in Monday.

The eastern New Mexico city of 38,000 is located along the Texas border.

Information from: Clovis News Journal