"Charlie Webster, the outgoing Maine Republican chairman, claimed Wednesday in an interview that "hundreds" of black voters cast ballots in rural Maine towns, contributing to the party's losses.
"In some parts of rural Maine, there were dozens, dozens of black people who came in and voted on Election Day," he said in an interview with WSCH TV. "Everybody has the right to vote, but nobody in town knows anybody that's black -- how did that happen? I don't know. We're going to find out."
Pressed on where it happened, he said it happened in "several rural Maine towns." He added that without a voter ID law or "way to check," voting was "fraught for abuse."
Webster stood by the claim in an interview with the Portland Press Herald. "I'm not talking about 15 or 20. I'm talking hundreds," he said. "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."
Webster alleged that 200 college students engaged in voter fraud in August 2011, which was later found to be baseless."*
Cenk Uygur explains Webster's ridiculous claims that hundreds of black people he had never seen before came into motels to commit voter fraud in rural Maine.
*Read more from Luke Johnson/ Huffington Post and watch the the original video:
Published on Nov 15, 2012 by TheYoungTurks