Maine GOP Chairman Charlie Webster is blaming his party’s defeat on hundreds of black voters who showed up to vote in the rural towns across the state on election day. Oh no, GOP the black voter fraud apocalypse is upon you.
According to the Portland Press Herald,
“In some parts of rural Maine, there were dozens, dozens of black people who came in and voted on Election Day,” he (Webster) said. “Everybody has a right to vote, but nobody in (these) towns knows anyone who’s black. How did that happen? I don’t know. We’re going to find out.”…”I’m not talking about 15 or 20. I’m talking hundreds,” he said Wednesday. “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.”
What Webster is suggesting is that African-American voters marched into rural Maine towns that they didn’t live in, in order to vote for Democrats and Obama. If the people running the elections in these small towns knew that individuals who didn’t live there were voting, why didn’t they do anything to stop them? Why didn’t they call the police, or alert authorities? Anyone who has lived in small town knows that the residents wouldn’t just ignore hundreds of strangers showing up to vote on election day who don’t live there.
But these weren’t just any strangers, they were black. They were roving bands of African Americans who went from town to town voting for Obama and Democrats.
It couldn’t be the Republican Party’s bad candidate selections, or policies that cost them the election. Nope, it was an African American voter fraud caravan that apparently vanished before and after the election that did them in. Webster went on to claim that the only thing that will stop the black voter fraud menace is voter ID laws.
Republicans and Democrats in the state have joined together to call on Webster to resign.
It took nine days after the election for a Republican to blame their defeat on an African American voter fraud apocalypse.
All things considered, the Republicans are handling this crushing defeat about as well as most people thought they would.
It’s not us. Blame the African American voter fraud apocalypse for your defeat.
Racist and delusional is par for the course in today’s Republican Party.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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