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Maine GOP Chairman Says He's Probing Voter Fraud
11/15/2012 10:32 AM ET  

Outgoing Maine Republican Party Chair Charlie Webster says he's looking into reports that "dozens of black people" unknown to local elections officials showed up to vote in rural Maine towns on Election Day, a claim others call "outlandish."

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ The outgoing chairman of the Maine Republican Party says he's investigating reports that "dozens of black people'' unfamiliar to local elections officials showed up to vote in rural Maine towns on Nov. 6.

Charlie Webster made the allegations in an interview on WCSH-TV (

When asked to name the towns, Webster did not.

He tells the Bangor Daily News he plans to send "several thousand'' postcards to the addresses of voters who registered on Election Day as a way to investigate potential voter fraud.

If some cards come back as undeliverable, Webster says it will prove his theory that people travel to Maine to vote fraudulently.

Webster says the investigation is not racially motivated.

Mike Tipping of the left-leaning Maine People's Alliance called Webster's claims "outlandish and offensive.''



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