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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:52 PM

ACLU asks Justice Department for investigation into Charlie Webster (Maine GOP Chairman)

Source: Bangor Daily News

AUGUSTA, Maine — The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine and the Brennan Center for Justice announced Friday that they have asked the U.S Department of Justice’s civil rights division to investigate outgoing Maine Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster.

The two parties mailed and emailed their request to the Department of Justice on Friday, according to Zachary Heiden, legal director of the ACLU of Maine.

On Nov. 13, Webster told WCSH-TV interviewer Don Carrigan that he planned to investigate claims that “dozens of black people” who were unfamiliar to municipal officials voted Nov. 6 in rural Maine towns. The following day, Webster told the Bangor Daily News that he planned to mail postcards to voters who registered on Election Day to see how many would be returned as undeliverable. Webster said the effort would indicate whether his belief that widespread voter fraud occurs in Maine was credible.

On Nov. 15, Webster issued an apology. In a statement released that day by the Maine Republican Party, Webster said it was “my intention to talk not about race, but about perceived voting irregularities. However, my comments were made without proof of wrongdoing and had the unintended consequence of casting aspersions on an entire group of Americans. For that, I am truly sorry.”

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Read more: http://bangordailynews.com/2012/11/30/politics/aclu-asking-justice-department-for-investigation-into-charlie-webster/



This is about illegal voter "caging".

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JohnnyRingo Nov 2012 #1
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2012 #4
Dont call me Shirley Nov 2012 #2
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hrmjustin Nov 2012 #6
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hrmjustin Nov 2012 #8
kossp Nov 2012 #9
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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:00 PM

1. ..."my intention to talk not about race"

That's why he said black people.

My personal intention is not to talk about voter suppression, so I'll just call Webster a racist asshole in general and redundantly point out he's a republican.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:30 PM

4. He DID say ...

it was not his INTENTION]/i] not to talk about race. I'm reading that as: "Oops, did I say that out loud?"

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:10 PM

2. Jail time for voter suppressionists!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:25 PM

3. Maine Civil Liberties Union is always on top of things

You gotta give them credit.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:36 PM

5. Unknown to municipal officials and voting is belief that voter fraud is happening? But hidden

secretive source code is not an indication of election fraud... I think we have our concerns on the wrong area to be investigated....

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:42 PM

6. It is about time someone said investigate this bigot. He is an embarrassment to the state, and

the nation.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:53 PM

7. Also an embarrassment to humanity.

 

He said what he meant and no walking it back is going to change that.

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Response to kossp (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:55 PM

8. Absolutely! He can not walk back what he really meant.

Welcome to DU!

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:02 PM

9. Thank you kindly.

 

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