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Homer Stokes is a villain of O Brother Where Art Thou.

Homer Stokes

The reform candidate in the upcoming election for Governor. He travels the countryside with a midget, who depicts the "little man", and a broom, with which he promises to "sweep this state clean".

As Everett scuffles with Pete, the group stumbles upon a Ku Klux Klan lynch mob, who have caught Tommy and are about to hang him. The three disguise themselves as the mob's color guard and attempt a rescue. Big Dan, one of the Klansmen, reveals their identities, and chaos ensues, in which the Grand Wizard of the gathering reveals himself as Stokes. The four flee the scene with Everett cutting the supports of a large burning cross, which falls on, crushes and incinerates some of the Klansmen ('Big Dan' included) causing chaos among the ranks of the lynch mob.

Everett convinces Pete, Delmar, and Tommy to help him win his wife back. They sneak into a Stokes campaign dinner that she is attending posing as musicians, disguised as old men. Everett tries to convince his wife that he is "bona fide", but she brushes him off. The group begins an impromptu musical performance, during which the crowd recognizes them as the Soggy Bottom Boys and goes wild. Stokes, on the other hand, recognizes them as the group who disgraced his mob and shouts for the music to stop, angering the crowd. After he tries to turn the crowd against the performers, the crowd runs him out of town on a rail.

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