Sometimes when public figures create a mess with the statements that they make, their attempts at cleaning up their mess end up creating an even bigger mess. Charlie Webster, the Maine Republican Party Chairman, recently created a stir when he stated that there was voter fraud in some rural parts of Maine because Black people showed up to vote in the Presidential elections. Webster claimed that since no one knew any Black people in those parts of Maine, there must have been some fraudulent activity surrounding their votes.
In an interview with TPM, an online political magazine, Webster tried to explain his rationale. He said,