Saturday, November 17, 2012

GOP Chair Suspected Fraud Since Black People Voted

Charlie Webster, head of Maine's Republican Party, recently voiced his suspicion of voter fraud due to the fact that black people voted. In an interview, Webster stated, “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 anybody who’s black. How did that happen?” Webster defended himself against charges of racism by arguing, "I play basketball every Sunday with a black guy. He’s a great friend of mine." He has since apologized: "“It was my intention to talk not about race but about perceived voting irregularities.” Of course, the "perceived voting irregularities" happened to be black people casting ballots, as Webster expressed in the following video:

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