VIDEO-- Maine GOP chairman on black voters: "Nobody in town knows anyone who’s black. How did that happen?"


"In some parts of rural Maine, there were dozens, dozens of black people who came in and voted on Election Day. Everybody has a right to vote, but nobody in town knows anyone who’s black. How did it happen? I don’t know. We’re going to find out. I think it's a problem."

You heard that right, the chief Republican poo-bah in Maine finds it odd that mystery "blah people" in rural Maine turned out to vote. Why, those pesky "urban" voters! Who do they think they are, and where do they get off thinking they can cast ballots like white people? How dare they? WHO are they? Where'd they come from?


Besides, everyone who's anyone knows that President Obama got black people to vote by giving them all kinds of free “gifts” or they'd never have turned out. He "wooed" them! With free stuff!

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And whoa Nelly! Justwaitaminutethere! Maine's not 100% lily white? Why didn't anyone notify GOP state chairman Charlie Webster?!

Think Progress:

GOP state chairman Charlie Webster aims to find those who committed the alleged fraud fraud by sending thank you cards to voters, and seeing if they are returned to sender... [A]nd having a piece of mail bounce back is not proof that voters intentionally lied about their address.

UPDATE via Tagean. Here's his defense. Oy:

Said Webster: "There's nothing about me that would be discriminatory. I know black people. I play basketball every Sunday with a black guy. He's a great friend of mine. Nobody would ever accuse me of suggesting anything."

Again: Voter I.D. fraud is nearly non-existent, and, of course, the GOP-generated Voter I.D. laws affect mostly Democratic voters.