It was a long day, voters lined up, ballots came in; counting got underway and the state made history by being one of three to pass a resolution to legalize same-sex marriage with their popular votes. And while all this civic hustle, bustle and history-making was going on, “dozens of black people” were making their way through small, rural towns of the state, upsetting the natural order of the ballot box with their fraudulent votes. Or so says outgoing GOP chairman, Charlie Webster. This somewhat stunning assertion was reported by Robert Long at the Bangor Daily News, after Webster made his claims in an interview with Don Carrigan at WCSH-TV in Portland.
“In some parts of the state, there were dozens of black people who came in to vote,” Webster said. “Nobody in town knew them.”
“One of the reasons people think there’s a problem is that they don’t know these people when they come in to vote,” he said. “Several pockets in the state had unusually high numbers of new voters, and the selectmen and town clerks did not know who they are........If you lived in a small town, you would know that if [an unfamiliar] black person or Chinese person comes to vote, it would seem odd.”