The Ku Klux Klan has endorsed Barack Obama for president-Fiction!

The Ku Klux Klan has Endorsed Barack Obama for President-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:
The forwarded email is what appears to be a news story that claims that the White Supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan has endorsed the candidacy of African American Senator Barack Obama in the 2008 race for president of the United States.
The Truth:
Why anybody would believe this and forward it is a mystery but it circulated on the Internet in February, 2008 during the season of primary elections for president.  The “news story” quotes the Imperial Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan as saying that the group wants Obama more than Senator Hillary Clinton, who was the other major Democratic candidate.
In reality, this story is from a British humor-satire site called The Daily Squib (
That happens from time to time:  a story from a satire site gets circulated as the real thing.
Updated 2/14/08