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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:52 PM

Republican Poll Worker Complains About High Turnout Among ‘People Of Color’

eck on Nov 16, 2012 at 1:35 pm
On Thursday, the head of the Maine Republican Party found himself on the wrong side of controversy after he questioned the legitimacy of “dozens” of black people voting at the polls on Election Day. “Nobody in town knows anyone who’s black,” Charlie Webster — who has since apologized for his comments — declared.
Such faulty logic is more widespread throughout the Republican party, it seems. Racial justice news site ColorLines published a video the day after the election of a self-identified Republican poll worker in Colorado who can be heard phoning in his concerns that “a very high concentration of people of color” were turning out in his precinct, and that such turnout was suspicious because he normally sees fewer minorities “at the mall”:

“Yeah, a very high concentration of people of color. It’s not a problem, but, you know, when I go to the mall I see, you know this amount. Well I’m seeing at least double or triple that amount here. So what I’m saying is, it looks to me like this voting location was selected as the place they told everyone to come.”

http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/11/16/1204561/republican-poll-worker-complains-about-high-turnout-among-people-of-color/

Yup more racism from the the small tent party.

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neeksgeek Nov 2012 #3
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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:57 PM

1. “Nobody in town knows anyone who’s black."

That's part of the problem.

The GOP needs to get out of the bubble or crawl under a rock. One or the other.

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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:59 PM

2. the problem might be with the mall

maybe mall security is being instructed to keep people of color away.

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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 04:03 PM

3. Hey, a lot of people, including white people like me, AVOID the mall at all costs. n/t

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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 04:49 PM

4. Well maybe most people of color are working. Guess they never thought of that.

 

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