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Citing high number of rural black voters, Maine GOP chair suspects "improprieties" at the polls
CBS News ^ | November 15, 2012 | By Lucy Madison

Posted on 11/15/2012 3:36:32 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Maine Republican Party chairman Charlie Webster is doubling down on his suggestion that there were "improprieties" at the Maine polls last week, insisting he received complaints from candidates in small towns across the state that "new people came to vote" and "I believe that that's questionable."

Webster has been the source of some controversy after suggesting in an interview with WCSH-TV this week that "In some parts of rural Maine, there were dozens, dozens of black people who came in and voted on Election Day."

"Everybody has a right to vote, but nobody in [these] towns knows anyone who's black," Webster told WCSH-TV's Don Carrigan. "How did that happen? I don't know. We're going to find out."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: election2012; votefraud

1 posted on 11/15/2012 3:36:41 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And the poll watchers sat on their hands?


2 posted on 11/15/2012 3:40:11 PM PST by blaveda (blaveda)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And the poll watchers sat on their hands?


3 posted on 11/15/2012 3:40:24 PM PST by blaveda (blaveda)
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To: blaveda

White stupidity...er, uh, guilt.


4 posted on 11/15/2012 3:41:16 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: blaveda

What actions can a poll watcher legally take?

I think all they can do is take note and not interfere even if obvious fraud is being attempted (other than maybe point it out to the polling officials.)


6 posted on 11/15/2012 3:42:32 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: blaveda
And the poll watchers sat on their hands?

The national republican STUPID PARTY sat on their hands and got it right up the old a$$. And the rest of America suffers while this whole election was stolen from under the establishment republican noses . . . and they'll do NOTHING about it.

7 posted on 11/15/2012 3:43:19 PM PST by laweeks
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To: blaveda

Yup. or be called racist. My friend who works at the public library stated that blacks do not understand the concept of an ID, in order to get another ID. They’re also the worst liars.


8 posted on 11/15/2012 3:43:19 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Irregularities in Cleveland and Philly as well. Don’t expect anyone to look into these problems.


9 posted on 11/15/2012 3:43:32 PM PST by GP100
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Same thing in Maryland...didn’t both of these states have queer marriage on the ballot?


10 posted on 11/15/2012 3:47:30 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

these are people who needed to be taught how to use door knobs and light switches when brought here by their oh so caring benefactors.


11 posted on 11/15/2012 3:49:04 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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we lived on the NH/Maine border for three years and I don’t ever recall seeing a black person, except for the evening news. I’m assuming they lived further north or in Portland?


12 posted on 11/15/2012 3:49:04 PM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So the precincts didn’t check ID to confirm these people actually LIVED there?


13 posted on 11/15/2012 3:51:37 PM PST by fivecatsandadog (Don't let reality ruin your day.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Actually King Obama lost the election but will retain his Kingship anyway. Fraud is the new American way.
14 posted on 11/15/2012 3:52:15 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
nobody in [these] towns knows anyone who's black

Aaayup, don't see much of any of them black folk round here.

15 posted on 11/15/2012 3:54:08 PM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: blaveda

they had to ,their heads were some place else


16 posted on 11/15/2012 3:54:32 PM PST by molson209
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
IIRC, there are some Somali immigrants in some parts of Maine (Lewiston, etc.) Whether they're all citizens, or how many have moved to rural towns, that's to be determined.

But considering (for insttance) how many voters in Wisconsin were wearing Chicago Bears gear on election Day, and how easy it is for AFL-CIO, SEIU, etc. to organize bus caravans (e.g. the Walker recall), I cringe at the failure of the GOP to foresee this happening nationwide.

17 posted on 11/15/2012 3:55:17 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: laweeks

The only Republican with ANY b@lls, apparently, is Allan West - the guy who should be our next candidate for POTUS. He is the only one insisting on a recount and the fraud being exposed in his district.


18 posted on 11/15/2012 3:57:55 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: rfp1234

That’s the thing about early voting. Makes it much easier to be a frequent voter.


19 posted on 11/15/2012 3:58:51 PM PST by rbg81
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

were there any poll watchers??? maybe they were cast by the machines ....


20 posted on 11/15/2012 4:02:41 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Here's a hypothetical that could be accurate. The bottom line is that old Charlie is screwed.

An Acorn-like organization presents a bunch of voter registration cards in a timely manner for the election. Time passes and it is election day. Many of these first-time voters show up at the polls and visually, one would wonder where all those African-Americans were hiding since the town demographics show a single-digit minority population.

The voters vote and then are long gone. Everyone who saw it play out on Election Day is talking but no one has it on video nor is there any indication on the voter roll of the registered person's race. Charlie has no proof, Charlie is screwed. Over time he may be able to prove that many of the registrations had little or no basis in fact but he will never be able to locate the voter and certainly not be able to substantiate his claim. Did it happen? Who knows?

21 posted on 11/15/2012 4:02:54 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Our president ... makes big speeches packed full of little ideas" Charles C. W. Cooke)
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To: hinckley buzzard

We can thank George Herbert Walker Bush for the Somalians in this country. I remember when he got us involved with that s*$%hole country in December 1992. What is next? Libyan refugees? Syrian family chain immigration?


22 posted on 11/15/2012 4:04:38 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

LOL

Just like Lydon Johnson and his busloads of Mexicans that got him elected.

Some things never change. See http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-10.htm


23 posted on 11/15/2012 4:04:52 PM PST by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama won Maine by 100,000+ votes. That’s a lot of black people in small rural towns...


24 posted on 11/15/2012 4:06:03 PM PST by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: rfp1234

>> “ I cringe at the failure of the GOP to foresee this happening nationwide.” <<

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What makes you think they give a damn?


25 posted on 11/15/2012 4:06:52 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The 6,760 black residents of Maine, according to the 2000 U.S. Census, constituted about one-half of one percent of the total population. By 2010 that number and proportion had more than doubled to 15,707 and 1.2 percent (12.6 percent nationally). -- Maine, An Encyclopedia
26 posted on 11/15/2012 4:06:59 PM PST by x
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To: NonValueAdded

It is so ridiculous that even the U.N. says so.


27 posted on 11/15/2012 4:07:33 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If this cannot be audited and the IDs of the fraudulent voters determined, then the whole election system is a sham.


28 posted on 11/15/2012 4:10:34 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Alter Kaker
Maine was never really in play for Romney. Obama won by 15 percentage points. Romney only carried one sparsely populated inland county (and that narrowly).

The House elections weren't close either. Maybe the concern was the Senate race, but liberal Independent candidate probably couldn't count on as much African-American support as Obama.

One Democrat did win a state house seat by four votes, though.

29 posted on 11/15/2012 4:17:53 PM PST by x
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To: Trailerpark Badass

Do not forget indoor toilets! They squat on the bowl instead of sit.


30 posted on 11/15/2012 4:20:36 PM PST by Baron 2A
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What a joke the presidental election has become.


31 posted on 11/15/2012 4:35:11 PM PST by Carry me back
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Portland Maine is full of Somalis. From what I understand the Somalis have a great network to send Somalis to the States with the best benefits. Before they come, they mutilate the little girls.


32 posted on 11/15/2012 4:38:27 PM PST by jdirt
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To: blaveda
And the poll watchers sat on their hands?

They were too busy trying to make their smartphone apps work to notice.

33 posted on 11/15/2012 4:51:45 PM PST by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Another reason to eliminate early voting...can’t be in 2 places at one time. There were reports of people being bused up from Chicago to vote in Wisconsin, wearing Bears garb no less in Packer country.


34 posted on 11/15/2012 5:23:45 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("God only knows it's not what we would choose to do." - Lyric from Us and Them - Pink Floyd)
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To: blaveda

And the poll watchers sat on their hands?


Maine law requires ‘personal knowledge’that the person registering is giving false info and is not eligble.

If you do not, you have commiited a crime here.

Oh,and even if you cchallenge, the vote gets counted anyway.


35 posted on 11/15/2012 5:30:40 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: NonValueAdded

One new law passed this past year makes all voter registration cards public record.

Once the state has all the info gathered, a group of us are gonna’ be doin, some door knocking.

Film at eleven.


36 posted on 11/15/2012 5:35:20 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: x

Agree with everything you said. Which is one of the reasons this claim makes no sense.


37 posted on 11/16/2012 7:53:49 AM PST by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: blaveda

And the poll watchers were supposed to what exactly ?
Also look for the leadership of the GOP at the national level to spike this story & order the local party officials to shut up.


38 posted on 11/16/2012 1:44:16 PM PST by Nebr FAL owner
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