At Least He’s Not Your State GOP Chairman

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.

7 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    the head of the Republican Party says he doesn’t know any black people might explain why his party did so poorly with black voters.  

      Personally, I don’t know many angry old white men, though I know a few.   I’m not sure there are enough of them to base a major political party on.  

    • BlueCat says:

      the kind of towns where it’s hard to imagine anyone who didn’t appear on the rolls would be allowed to vote.  Also African Americans constitute such a small minority in this state that went pretty easily for Obama, “dozens” of black voters wouldn’t have made the difference anyway so WTF? Sounds like somebody’s been circulating the usual conspiracy machine e-mails and  the head of the Maine S(for stupid)GOP is on the mailing list.  

  2. MADCO says:

    when I dropped my ballot off in Arapahoe County the place was filled with old, fat white people…  oh, yeah.

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