The best way to defend yourself against accusations of racism is to say “Some of my best friends are black.” But apparently the best way to go on offense to prove your allegations of voter fraud in the state of Maine is to do the exact opposite: “Nobody in town knows anyone who’s black.”
Here’s GOP state chairman Charlie Webster talking to an NBC affiliate:
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 town knows anyone who’s black. How did that happen? I don’t know. We’re going to find out…
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.
How very Tobias Fünke of him: “DOZENS!”
UPDATE: Webster apologized: “It was my intention to talk not about race, but about perceived voting irregularities,” Webster said in a statement. “However, my comments were made without proof of wrongdoing and they had the unintended consequence of casting aspersions on an entire group of Americans. For that, I am truly sorry.”