Maine only has four electoral votes and Obama won there by over 100,000 votes, so shenanigans such as these probably did not affect the outcome. But who knows...
The outgoing chairman of the Maine Republican Party says he’s looking into reports that “dozens of black people” unfamiliar to local elections officials showed up to vote in rural Maine towns on Nov. 6
“It doesn’t matter to me whether they’re black or Chinese or Indonesian. The issue isn’t that. The issue is that people have come into vote that no one had seen before,” he said.
“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.
Who could those unknown black people have been?
A sizable number of Somali Muslims were dumped on Maine where they have been causing all sorts of problems. There were reports of non-citizen Somalis being bussed to the polls in Ohio. It’s quite likely that something similar happened in Maine.
If Somalis were voting outside of Lewiston or their usual hunts, then they were probably repeat voters swarming in the hundreds to cast multiple votes across rural Maine. How many votes could that add up to? Less than a 100,000 but still far too many.
Where could thousands of phony votes have made a difference in Maine? Angus King won the Senate race by a healthy margin in a scam of another kind. But the Gay Marriage ballot question was much narrower. It was the closest thing that the election had to a cliffhanger and it’s the likely target of any voter fraud effort. It would have been somewhat perverse to recruit Somali Muslims to carry out voter fraud for gay marriage, but the left is nothing if not perverse.