GOP chief: Mystery black voters
There’s a standard post-election GOP canard that goes “they bused in (blacks, Mexicans, convicts, union members, junkies, the homeless) to steal the election. This grumbling canard has lived for decades and now it’s being dusted off once again to explain the electoral landslide defeat Mitt Romney. (Because how else could his most splendiferous majesty, Mitt Romney, who they know is always right have been defeated?) Having grown up in a Rock Ribbed Republican family I’ve pretty much heard it all my life after every major GOP loss.
Normally this is spoken in hushed whispers to just the party faithful, or only among fellow party members, but in this year of the new “masks off” Republicans the Maine GOP party Chief blabbed it to the press. This just demonstrates once more how far off base from reality the Republican leadership is.
This would be funny except for the fact that there really are black people in Maine who vote and this guy so believes the canard that he’s seeking ways to suppress the black vote in Maine.
The head of Maine’s Republican Party is claiming unknown groups of black people showed up in the state’s towns and cast ballots on election day.
‘In some parts of rural Maine, there were dozens, dozens of black people who came in and voted on Election Day,’ Charlie Webster told Portland, Me.’s NBC affiliate on Wednesday. ‘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.’
Webster was unable to provide specifics, but said there were five areas of the state where he said he had concerns. He said he was going to mail thank-you cards for voting to newly registered voters. If some weren’t able to be delivered, he would know there was fraud.
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