Like a scene from Blazing Saddles, Think Progress:
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…
In an interview with an NBC affiliate, [Charlie] 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.” [Pols emphasis]
According to the Census Bureau, the population of Maine is 1.3% African-American. Not exactly a high percentage, but 1.3% is appreciably more than, you know, zero.
But, for the record, nobody the chairman of the Maine Republican Party knows is aware of this.