Maine GOP Chair Suspicious of 'Dozens of Black Voters'
'Nobody in town knows anyone who's black,' Charlie Webster protests
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Nov 15, 2012 1:40 PM CST
Charlie Webster is seen in this screenshot from the local TV interview in which he questioned black voters in several rural Maine towns.   (WCSH 6)

(Newser) – Maine GOP chair Charlie Webster thinks his state is rife with voter fraud—and he has evidence. "In some parts of rural Maine, there were dozens, dozens of black people who came in and voted on Election Day," Webster told WCSH 6. "Everybody has the right to vote, but nobody in town knows anyone who's black. How did that happen? I don't know. We're going to find out. I think it's a problem." Pressed as to where this was occurring, Webster would only say, "several rural Maine towns."

The comment has raised an uproar, with one GOP strategist saying it "should be cause for immediate resignation," the Portland Press Herald reports. (Webster's term expires at month's end.) But Webster stands by his statement: "I'm not talking about 15 or 20. I'm talking about hundreds," he told the paper. "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." State authorities say they haven't gotten any complaints backing up Webster's claims. Only 1.2% of Maine's population is black, but that still amounts to 15,707 people, which is, mathematically speaking, several dozen.

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BinThereDunThat
Nov 18, 2012 12:41 PM CST
"Oh my God! Where did all these black people come from?? We don't have black people in Maine, except for the one I play basketball with every Sunday! And we only let him in because he looks whiter than Obama! :)
GeorgeWells
Nov 16, 2012 2:30 PM CST
The US Founders never would have imagined an American elite so corrupt that they would dissolve the people and import a new one. But how about the WHITES? Their future? History shows cabals of men seeking absolute power and control over the world and its peoples. Today we call them anti-white global elites who seek the genocide of the white race. Which race is the most endangered race? The White race. How is this not genocide: White countries are being flooded by non-whites. We are told to be TOLERANT. We are forced to integrate. With assimilation we see the extinction of one race only, the white race. Its not funny, not comedy, its white genocide. Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-white.
Observer
Nov 16, 2012 9:44 AM CST
Is this the same Charlie Webster that has sex with 12 year old boys? Just asking?