Maine’s GOP Chairman Accuses Black Voters of Election Crimes

Maine’s GOP chairman accused black voters of election crimes in an interview this week.

That was either a very brave or very stupid statement.
The chairman offered no proof to support his claims.

Chairman Charlie Webster alleged that hundreds of black voters were voting in rural districts to the surprise of local residents.
The Press Herald reported, via Free Republic:

Maine Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster is once again alleging possible voting irregularities, this time claiming that groups of unknown black people showed up in some rural towns to vote on Election Day.

Webster made the claim in a wide-ranging, post-election interview this week with Don Carrigan of WCSH-TV.

“In some parts of rural Maine, there were dozens, dozens of black people who came in and voted on Election Day,” he said. “Everybody has a right to vote, but nobody in (these) towns knows anyone who’s black. How did that happen? I don’t know. We’re going to find out.”

When Carrigan pressed Webster on where it happened, Webster provided no specifics or proof of his claims, but said the party would investigate further.

When asked about the issue in an interview Wednesday with the Portland Press Herald, Webster again refused to provide specifics.

He said his point is not that the new voters were black, but that they were not recognized by town officials.

“I’m not talking about 15 or 20. I’m talking hundreds,” he said Wednesday. “I’m not politically correct and maybe I shouldn’t have said these voters were black, but anyone who suggests I have a bias toward any race or group, frankly, that’s sleazy.”

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  • HeavenHelpUSA

    We see that the Black Caucus in the House selected a new leader for the next Congress. . .Marcia Fudge. . .why can’t we create a “White Caucus”. . .if allowing groups to come together because of the color of their skin, why can’t White Congresspersons band together?

  • Granny

    There are wide swathes of rural Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine that do not have many minority residents of any stripe – some areas none at all. When I first moved up here 15 years or so ago there was exactly one black family in the entire Upper Valley area of Vermont/New Hamphshire. These days there are a few more than that, but in much of the state the scenario the gentleman from Maine describes would absolutely raise eyebrows.

  • jpkalishek

    conversely, if hundreds of white folks showed up in a nearly 100% black area and voted republican I’d be rather suspicious too. Of course if that were to happen then maybe more dems would be for voter ID and work at ways to eliminate fraud.

  • Marcy

    I hope he gets proof and then has a press conference and a lawsuit ready.

  • john03

    I guess after they got through voting five or six times in Philly and Cleveland they headed up there to vote too.

  • donh

    Way to play right into the hands of the Chris Matthews of this world and hand them mock joke material on silver platter….It should be well known by now that large enclaves of Somali Muslims have been imported into the August / Lewiston / Auburn interior of Maine. WHY weren’t your polling places prepared for vote fraud ? Stop running your polling stations like a church bean supper. Stop staffing the tables with naive teenager volunteers…..RECORD everything HAVE LAWYERS watching.

  • Jeff

    widespread voter fraud is a myth. the only two people arrested for voter fraud in 2012 were REPUBLICANS.

    Voter Fraud is an idiotic way to steal an election– it requires tens, possibly hundreds of thousands, of people to be part of a nationwide conspiracy yet somehow there’s no confessions, no concrete evidence? There is absolutely no logic to it.

    Republicans AND Democrats both engage in fraud relating to elections in a myriad of other ways but VOTER FRAUD LIKE WHAT IS BEING ALLEGED HERE DOES NOT EXIST.

    Voter ID is a scam designed to decrease Democrats and keep Republicans in power. If you’re comfortable with that, fine, but please understand its intent. The people creating these laws sure have been. If you’re unaware of the governors and congress people stating EXPLICITLY that VOTER ID LAWS ARE DESIGNED TO KEEP REPUBLICANS IN POWER, you are getting your news from the wrong sources.

  • Paz

    The biggest fraud was in OH where BHO got 99% of the vote in some areas. I expect that from Philthy, not anywhere in OH.

  • dicksanchez

    He’s racist comment in 3,2,1…….

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  • SoLongSong

    OhmyGod, Jeff. You’re DELUSIONAL. Actually, I think you know you’re lying.

  • Stephana

    In some areas of ohio they got 100% of the voters to vote. That is a real trick since some are dead and others are incarcerated. Of course this only happened in the hood.

  • Patty

    Point being? ID’s must be the most relevant part of our voting process. When we have an attorney general who doesn’t want this and a president who doesn’t either. THIS IS WHAT YOU GET.

    The woman directly in front of me, in a state where there is Voter ID’s, SHE VOTED AND DIDN’T HAVE AN ID FOR THE STATE SHE WAS VOTING IN AND LIVED IN ANOTHER STATE.

    Nothing is going to come of this because we have had years to fix this problem and everyone is sitting on their thumbs and of course HOLDER.

  • Patty

    yes, in PA. there were counties, TALKING COUNTIES, zero votes for Romney.

  • Joanne

    I remember in a city I lived in, there was one black family at one time, now there are thousands, but the people of that town would know whether or not those black people voting were residents. How did they manage to vote if they weren’t listed to vote in that area?

    Jeff is a liar, and does not exist. How’s that!

  • burt

    After living in Chicago for 20 years I can tell you voting fraud is absolutely a fact of life!

  • Bob

    I would have just called the cops

  • Look-Out

    Yep, Jeff. Those Republicans were at it again this year…

    You obviously heard all those complaints.. every time a Dem chose Obama for president, that machine would show the vote going for Romney!

    Is that why you’re so out of sorts, Jeffie, because Romney’s our new president? You’re SO right…they’ve managed AGAIN to “keep Republicans in power”!!

  • http://thegatewaypundit Bob

    AHHHH LOL you jackasses tryin to make excuses. HE LOST GET OVER IT

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