Maine's Republican party chairman is on the rampage about voting irregularities. He denies it's a racial thing.
"In some parts of rural Maine, there were dozens, dozens of black people who came in and voted on Election Day," he 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."
When Carrigan pressed Webster on where it happened, Webster provided no specifics or proof of his claims, but said the party would investigate further.
When asked about the issue in an interview Wednesday with the Portland Press Herald, Webster again refused to provide specifics.
He said his point is not that the new voters were black, but that they were not recognized by town officials.
"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." ...Portland Press Herald (h/t Political Wire)
Apparently last year he went after college students who vote in Maine.
I try to be tolerant of nuts who live in horribly cold places. They have a lot to put up with. In Maine, a punishing state except for a couple of months a year, that includes putting up with glinty-eyed, frozen-brained Republican politicians. At this writing, it's in the grim 30's in Chairman Webster's home town of Farmington.