Charlie Webster Questions New Voters in Remote Maine Locales - Mainstream Media Calls Charlie Webster a "Racist."

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Naran
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Charlie Webster Questions New Voters in Remote Maine Locales - Mainstream Media Calls Charlie Webster a "Racist."

“In some parts of rural Maine, there were dozens, dozens of black people who came in and voted on Election Day,” (Webster).. 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.”

GOP Chairman Questions New Black Voters in Rural Portions of Maine

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Naturally, the MSM is trying to make this about race, when it's really about voting eligibility.

I do not believe that Charlie Webster is a racist. I believe he was stating a fact -- the new voters turning up in remote Maine locales were people of color. They were unknown to the election registrars, and to residents in those areas.

Myself, I couldn't care less if they were brown, black, purple or have spots. The question, of course, is "were they legally eligible to vote in that town?" I believe Charlie Webster feels the same way.

Bob Woodward has it right about today's journalists -- muckrakers, lacking in courage and ethics.

Tom C
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Well, the "racist" is likely

Well, the "racist" is likely baseless, but Charlie seems to have a tin ear.

Making allegations like that, or any allegations, without actually being able to back them up seems like foolishness in the supreme. I don't think this guy is the brightest bulb on the tree.

Naran
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Time will tell, Tom. "Webster

Time will tell, Tom.

"Webster plans to send thank you cards to all the new voters. If a large number of those are returned because the address is invalid, Webster said he’ll know he’s on to something."

Tom C
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Time also has to do with just

Time also has to do with just when you open your trap and run off at the mouth.

Charlie: "We don't know whether they were residents or not."

There's an expression: A wise man tells what he knows. A fool tells what he doesn't know.

Proverbs 29:11 also applies: "A fool uttereth all his mind: a wise man deferreth, and keepeth it till afterwards."

Secondly, his claim "No one seemed to know them" speaks to who his friends hang out with, and would seem narrow-minded, indeed, if it would turn out that numerous African-Americans were living quietly right under his nose and he had no clue they were there.

Nope, no one out of touch here.

Naran
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Tom - Webster claims that

Tom - Webster claims that nobody who lives in the particular municipalities knew these people. Read the articles again.

Tom C
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nobody who lives in the

nobody who lives in the particular municipalities knew these people.

Then he should have had hard evidence before he made such a claim. There would be no harm in clamming up until the evidence was in hand. If he's wrong, and yes, other people DID know their African-American neighbors, than he'll look doubly the fool, and taint the entire party.

I distance myself from these rash accusations made without being able to provide proof.

Peter
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if Charlie is going to make

if Charlie is going to make an accusation like that, he needs to substantiate it.
Pick the next Chairman wisely people..

Melvin Udall
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Evidence? Does voter

Evidence? Does voter registration indicate your race/color? Is it recorded as you come in to vote?

It would seem to me the ONLY evidence possible in such a case is eye-witness testimony.

Tom C
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The voter either lives in the

The voter either lives in the district or he doesn't, regardless of what an "eye-witness" may say.

Ugenetoo
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BLAMMM! Dang. There goes

BLAMMM!

Dang.

There goes another toe.

Mainelion
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What are the chances that

What are the chances that this turns out the same as Charlie's quest to find voter fraud in the student population. If history is any indication then this will not end well. Talk about the gang that couldn't shoot straight.

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If he had only said that

If he had only said that dozens of people showed up to vote that people did not know, then his concerns would be possibly understandable. His statement implies that the new voters were only black people.

Intentional or not, this is a racist statement. Of course, he could have suggested that they were black gay students. Then it would not have been simply racist.

Tom C
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What are the chances that

What are the chances that this turns out the same as Charlie's quest to find voter fraud in the student population.

There you go. It's deja vu all over again.

Mike G
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There were people that voted

There were people that voted that the town people didn't know? must be an island.

Chris Coose
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Catching on to some of the

Catching on to some of the reasons Republicans got royally pasted last week?

Ya think the Secretary of State is going to jump in with him on this mission... again?

"Hundreds", he says. The guy has spun a bearing. And many will go down the same rabbit hole with him again.

Mike Lange
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I read Naran's headline, but

I read Naran's headline, but I've failed to find where the media called Charlie a racist either in the print or video versions of the story. Can you steer me in the right direction?

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Back when I was waging a

Back when I was waging a guerrilla in the public forums, school newspaper, and daily press against the diversity fad on my campus word reached me that I was being pointed out as the "biggest racist on campus (not a reference to ample contours). This pleased me. Being called a "racist" in this day and age is a badge of honor.

Bob MacGregor
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Oooo boy, this should be

Oooo boy, this should be interesting. I'll be watching our mailbox intently. My daughter is black, and registered at the polls this year and took the opportunity to vote for her very first time, at the tender age of 18.

And I guarantee you, know one working in the polls knew her, in fact, I have been voting in this city for 25 years and no one there knows ME, either. I think I'll ask her to send the card back, as Elvis would say, "no such person, no such zone"

OH I cannot wait to get the mail........................................and maybe I will copy the card exactly and just start mailing them out randomly by the hundreds to fake addresses, so Mr. Webster has something to read in his retirement.

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If he had only said that

If he had only said that dozens of people showed up to vote that people did not know, then his concerns would be possibly understandable. His statement implies that the new voters were only black people. ~MidCoastMainer

This has got to be the dumb statement of the day.

We live in Maine, which has a very low percentage of black people. That is not a racist statement, but a statement of fact.

Those black people who do live here stand out due to their color. Again, not a racist statement, but statement of fact.

As they stand out more, locals tend to know who they are since they stand out more. Not a racist statement, but statement of fact.

When you have a bunch of people, who would normally stand out but aren't known or haven't been seen locally, who are voting, it is cause to question why.

Nothing in the above LOGIC denotes ANYTHING about racism, except where people like MCM want to see racism to end that questioning. Call it whatever you want, but provide an answer and don't just shrug it off due to your own racist leanings.

I grew up in Warren and live in Waldoboro. Due to the small town demographics, I know all the residents of color. If I saw a bunch of them at the voting booth, they would also stand out to me and I would question their eligibility with the town, but past dems have made sure they cannot be questioned, and I have no "right" to question their residence. The ballots are anonymous so once it's turned in, there is no way to tell how they voted, and there is no proof they SHOULD have voted.

Incidentally, there were 2 full pages, with two colums, of new voter registrations in Waldoboro. I was in a line of about 50 people and knew a scant handful. Where do these people live? You mean to tell me all these people, while moving into the area and registering their cars, paying taxes, and getting dump stickers, merely forgot to register to vote until voting day? Oh please.

I have heard most of the new registrations in Warren listed addresses on the Finntown Road, where there is little to no development. That this is not followed up upon for verification should be CRIMINAL. I know one citizen who is going to look into the issue since he lives on Finntown road, but the damage is already done.

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Well said Jeepn, for the

Well said Jeepn, for the party that claimed GWB stole the election one would think that they would want more controls in place to have all votes protected.

Apollo
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Chris openly supporting voter

Chris openly supporting voter fraud, why am I not surprised.

Empirefalls
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Whata your know, another

Whata your know, another Drudge Report story that could be read here first, on AMG. Thats two in about two months

Tom C
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Whata your know, another

Whata your know, another Drudge Report story that could be read here first, on AMG.

Great. Now everyone knows.

Empirefalls
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Maybe Drudge is a reader of

Maybe Drudge is a reader of AMG?

Ugenetoo
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I feel as if I'm watching the

I feel as if I'm watching the self destruction of the Republican party in slow motion here.

Am I the only one that thinks that it's time to put a muzzle on CW?

No wonder the Governor has been silent throughout the election!

Bob MacGregor
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But after the controversy

But after the controversy that followed his comments, Webster said Thursday he was leaning toward not sending the postcards. “At this point, I probably am not going to do it,” he said.

Darn it. Teasing those letter carriers about an uptick in mail volume and then pulling the rug out form under them? That's just cruel.

Naran
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Mike Lange -- do you honestly

Mike Lange -- do you honestly think the media wasn't targeting Charlie's comments about "black people" as a racist action? Read the headlines, and the comments.

I do not believe Charlie meant the statement in a racist manner - I believe he was stating a factual observation about the new voters. However, the story didn't make top-of-the-page on the PPH because he said "hundreds of new voters." The headlines make it plain that the editors are targeting Webster for what they perceive to be racist comments.

Hopefully, the clerks in the towns which experienced this influx of new voters on Election Day will perform their due diligence, and make sure these folks weren't voting in more than one district, or state. If any of them were voting illegally, it needs to be investigated, and exposed.

That is especially important in the areas of Maine where some elections are hanging by a difference of two votes.

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Had there been a large group

Had there been a large group of midgets who showed up to vote and nobody at the Town office had ever seen them before AND CW questioned this...would there have been a racist spew? No. There might have been some clucking about singling out midgets (yeah, I know...it is "Little People" so don't bother me with PC crap) but the suspicion is the same. It deserves a look doesn't it.

Apollo
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To all of Charlie's critics -

To all of Charlie's critics - he doesn't need to shut up and he doesn't owe you a thing.

Paul Barrieau
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'"In some parts of rural

'"In some parts of rural Maine, there were dozens, dozens of black people who came in and voted on Election Day,” (Webster).. 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.”'

The logic and logistics of this is beyond comprehension.

So the Dems somehow corraled dozens and dozens of black's of voting ages, put them on a bus or carpooled them to go to Maine, a Dem state, to vote.
This is election money well spent.

Maybe the Dems did this all around the country.

Absolutely none of this makes sense. Which only leads me to think there is something else going on here.

Apollo
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Paul, you may remember that

Paul, you may remember that the 2nd district was a toss up. They could have planned this to pull the 2nd district electoral vote for Obama. And as far as being bussed in, we've seen that happen before with local college students. So, yes, it can happen and it has happened. It's a fact. The media knows it and covers for the liberals.

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