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Maine GOP Head Suspects Voter Fraud Because ‘Dozens, Dozens Of Black People’ Voted

1:02 pm - 11/15/2012
Maine GOP Head Suspects Voter Fraud Because ‘Dozens, Dozens Of Black People’ Voted

The head of the Republican Party in Maine thinks there might have been voter fraud in his state because “nobody in town knows anyone who’s black,” but black voters came in to vote on election day.

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.

In an interview with an NBC affiliate, Webster said he was astounded by the “dozens, dozens of black people” who voted, and thought it was odd because he personally doesn’t know anyone who knows a black person in town:

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 that happen? I don’t know. We’re going to find out….

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.

Watch it:



Webster isn’t alone in using race to explain away Republicans’ losses this election season. Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan claimed that Obama won because of the “urban vote.” His running mate, former presidential nominee Mitt Romney, also said yesterday that Obama won re-election because of the “gifts” he gave black people, Latinos, and women.

On top of that, Webster’s methodology is, to say the least, flawed. Not knowing any black people isn’t evidence that they don’t exist, and having a piece of mail bounce back is not proof that voters intentionally lied about their address. Indeed, even though Maine has one of the smallest black populations in the country (just 1.3 percent of the state is black), it’s much more likely to find a black Mainer than an instance of voter fraud in the US. Voter fraud is less common than being struck by lightning, of which there’s just a 0.000001 percent chance.

(HT: Politico)

Source

OP: "Webster’s methodology is, to say the least, flawed." <-- Understatement of the year. I don't know these black people thus they MUST be voter frauds? What?

I know I shouldn't but excuses make me laugh. It just keeps circling down-down-dooooown.
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mollywobbles867 15th-Nov-2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
teacoat 15th-Nov-2012 08:54 pm (UTC)
MTE, NdGT.
shhh_its_s3cr3t 15th-Nov-2012 08:46 pm (UTC)
LOL .... this guy.... OH wait.. he's serious. LOL!
fenris_lorsrai 15th-Nov-2012 08:47 pm (UTC)
I don't know any Libertarians and yet dozens of them voted for Gary Johnson here. DEFINITELY FRAUD.
ebay313 15th-Nov-2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
I don't know any republicans who live in my city and yet apparently THOUSANDS voted republican in my city. Even more suspicious- I don't even know thousands of people who live in my city! Something is clearly going on here. Where did these thousands of people suddenly come from?
pistol_eyes 15th-Nov-2012 08:49 pm (UTC)
These people are truly disgusting.
halfshellvenus 15th-Nov-2012 08:51 pm (UTC)
Mitt Romney, also said yesterday that Obama won re-election because of the “gifts” he gave black people, Latinos, and women.

The biggest "gift" being that Obama gives a flying fuck about those people. Imagine!
mighty_romance 15th-Nov-2012 08:57 pm (UTC)
The GOP can get started on that soul-searching anytime now.

Anytime now.
skellington1 15th-Nov-2012 09:11 pm (UTC)
LOL, my town as well. They leave occasional territorial markings, but we don't actually SEE them.
yamamanama 15th-Nov-2012 09:00 pm (UTC)
Don't people like him go out of their way to not associate with blacks?
liret 15th-Nov-2012 09:05 pm (UTC)
I'm kind of glad at least someone's admitting that when they say 'voter fraud' they mean 'non-white people being able to vote.'
gramoplane 15th-Nov-2012 09:29 pm (UTC)
Seriously.
nepthys_12 15th-Nov-2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
Yep, black people exercising the vote they fought long and hard for is voter fraud. Do these people even listen to themselves?

Edited at 2012-11-15 09:08 pm (UTC)
keeperofthekeys 15th-Nov-2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
I think my eyebrows actually left my forehead reading this.
batty_gal 15th-Nov-2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
Boy, the stupid continues to flow endlessly just like those delicious GOP tears.
lovedforaday 15th-Nov-2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
the ~Party of Personal Responsibility~ continues the tradition of blaming everyone for their failures except themselves i see
otana 15th-Nov-2012 09:27 pm (UTC)
no but don't you see it's totes different when it happens to them
lickety_split 15th-Nov-2012 09:17 pm (UTC)
DOZENS, YOU GUYS!!! TOTAL GAME CHANGER!!!
halfshellvenus 15th-Nov-2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
BINDERS full of black people!
trivalent 15th-Nov-2012 09:18 pm (UTC)
So, to instigate this 'voter fraud' Obama imported black people from out of state (who were driven from state to state, to ensure his victory?)...
skellington1 15th-Nov-2012 10:17 pm (UTC)
There are only, like, twenty black people. In the country. Tops.

THEY ALL FIT ON THE SAME BUS. And it hit every state in the union on November 6th. It's basically like Santa.
moonbladem 15th-Nov-2012 09:25 pm (UTC)
Personally, I hope the Republican party goes the way of the Dodo.

Cry moar, Repugs! I will drink your tears! (ok, ok, I'm not going to... I might catch the stupid if I do)
rainbow_fish 15th-Nov-2012 09:27 pm (UTC)
What in the actual fuck? I mean, obviously this is horrible but the phrasing, and how serious he is is legit cracking me up.

DOZENS. DOZENS OF BLACK PEOPLE


THE HORROR.
darth_eldritch 15th-Nov-2012 10:47 pm (UTC)
MTE

The Stoopid is profound with these ones.
mercystars 15th-Nov-2012 09:29 pm (UTC)
but nobody in town knows anyone who’s black

well that totally settles it then

*eyeroll*
farchivist 15th-Nov-2012 09:31 pm (UTC)
It's also been pointed out that he is unable to identify any such place where these hordes of black voters appeared:

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.
-- Source

Why do I have a feeling his "investigation" isn't going to go anywhere? Even Freepers aren't believing him.
i_llbedammned 15th-Nov-2012 09:36 pm (UTC)
I don't know any of these people! Clearly they must be fake!

Seriously, just bow out gracefully and take your losses.
romp 15th-Nov-2012 09:40 pm (UTC)
I sort of love the image of this man claiming that black voters were sighted in Maine. Sounds like he and his friends need to get out more.
4o5pastmidnight 15th-Nov-2012 09:50 pm (UTC)
furrygreen 16th-Nov-2012 07:08 am (UTC)
LOL!
satellite__eyes 15th-Nov-2012 09:54 pm (UTC)
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pleasure_past 15th-Nov-2012 09:57 pm (UTC)
Maine? I don't know anyone who lives in Maine.

The entire state is a lie.
girly123 15th-Nov-2012 10:00 pm (UTC)
This is a perfect comment.
jettakd 15th-Nov-2012 10:10 pm (UTC)
LOL he don't even have the one magical black friend.
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