The head of the Maine Republican Party claims that “hundreds” of unfamiliar black voters may have cast fraudulent ballots in his state on Election Day.
“In some parts of rural Maine, there were dozens, dozens of black people who came in and voted on Election Day,” Charlie Webster told Portland’s NBC affiliate WCSH-TV on Wednesday.
“Everybody has a right to vote, but nobody in town knows anyone who’s black,” Webster said. “How did that happen? I don’t know. We’re going to find out.”
Webster later doubled down on that claim in an interview with The Portland Press Herald, although he declined to provide details about when and where the alleged fraud occurred.
“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.”
Webster, the outgoing chairman of the state GOP, said he plans to mail thank-you postcards to new voters to make sure they are delivered to valid addresses.
A spokesperson for Maine Secretary of State Charlie Summers, however, denied that there were problems at the polls.
“Our office has not heard any complaints about Election Day,” Megan Sanborn told the Press Herald.
Webster has previously sounded alarms about voter fraud, the Press Herald reported.
The newspaper said last year he claimed that more than 200 college students had voted in recent elections without establishing the correct residency.
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