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Rand Paul: No evidence black voters blocked
Politico ^ | August 15, 2013 | Tal Kopan

Posted on 08/15/2013 7:19:41 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi

Sen. Rand Paul told a Louisville, Ky., audience Wednesday that there is no evidence that African-Americans are being excluded from voting, according to a report.

Speaking at the Louisville Forum, Paul said while the government should still intervene if an individual’s rights are violated, the Voting Rights Act shouldn’t focus on past instances of discrimination, according to WFPL radio.

“The interesting thing about voting patterns now is in this last election, African-Americans voted at a higher percentage than whites in almost every one of the states that were under the special provisions of the federal government,” he said. “So really, I don’t think there is objective evidence that we’re precluding African-Americans from voting any longer.”

Paul told the audience that he supports voter ID legislation, and comparing such laws to Jim Crow-era legislation is a disservice to the civil rights movement.

“I don’t see a problem with showing your driver’s license to vote,” he said. “I also think that some people are a little bit stuck in the past when they want to compare this. There was a time in the South when African-Americans were absolutely prohibited from voting by selective applications of bizarre and absurd literacy tests. And that was an abomination, that’s why we needed the Voting Rights Act, but that’s not showing your ID.”

Paul’s comments come on the heels of increased attention on voting laws after the Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act that held certain states under a pre-approval requirement for voting law changes. On Monday, North Carolina’s governor signed a voter ID law with sweeping changes to the state’s voting laws that was immediately challenged in federal court by civil rights groups, who claim the bill will restrict minority and protected classes from voting.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: kentucky; randsconcerntrolls; voterid

1 posted on 08/15/2013 7:19:41 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

There is evidence however, that white voters are being intimidated.


2 posted on 08/15/2013 7:21:09 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

In fact they are allowed to vote as many times as they want, in some districts


3 posted on 08/15/2013 7:24:29 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Chickensoup
Blacks also voted several times in locations they had not even visited in person....
4 posted on 08/15/2013 7:25:49 AM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS... We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? The Dems care!)
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To: JSteff

sad but funny


5 posted on 08/15/2013 7:28:06 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Who needs evidence when one is intent on working themselves into a self righteous lather?


6 posted on 08/15/2013 7:28:34 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I could really be screwing this up, but I think we already had our Voter ID in GA in the last election and black turnout was higher than normal.

I think that’s true.


7 posted on 08/15/2013 7:30:34 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: Chickensoup
there is evidence of a ho lottsa trumpin up gwine on out there.




8 posted on 08/15/2013 7:33:42 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: JSteff
blacks voting from prison.. OH in PERSON.....nevermind.


9 posted on 08/15/2013 7:35:31 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

“African-Americans voted at a higher percentage than whites”

Sure, it’s called fraud. That is how the last election was won/stolen.....


10 posted on 08/15/2013 7:38:10 AM PDT by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: South Hawthorne
Who needs evidence when one is intent on working themselves into a self righteous lather?

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Exactly. As we saw during the protests and articles following the Zimmerman verdict, evidence has no place in a modern day American race discussion.

11 posted on 08/15/2013 7:40:32 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

African-Americans voted at a higher percentage than whites

Of course. Whites only voted once...


12 posted on 08/15/2013 8:20:27 AM PDT by Paisan
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To: 9422WMR

And we’ll post about it until we’re blue in the face . . . is that racist?


13 posted on 08/15/2013 8:35:51 AM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: 9422WMR

What’s an “African American” anyway?
How does that differ from an “American American”?


14 posted on 08/15/2013 8:36:58 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Blacks haven’t been prevented from voting anywhere in the last half-century. There have been numerous cases of black thugs trying to intimidate white voters at the booths in Philadelphia and other cities, however.


15 posted on 08/15/2013 8:59:52 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Obozo is what you get when millions of no-information, angry feral adolescents are allowed to vote: An unqualified, unvetted malignant narcissist and sociopath. This is precisely why the democRATS are pushing to enfranchise millions more of these creatures who know less about American ideals and founding principles than legal immigrants who must study for their citizenship test. (if you doubt that statement, see the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rytc4qsiig8)

If they succeed, America — the idea — is over!

And worse — far, far worse — lurks just ahead!!

Think Hitler on steroids!!!


16 posted on 08/15/2013 9:15:22 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”- Voltaire)
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To: MeshugeMikey
OH, BE STILL MY HEART!!

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17 posted on 08/15/2013 9:16:23 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”- Voltaire)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Of course, Rand is right. In fact, many of them vote multiple times!


18 posted on 08/15/2013 9:17:50 AM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Mr. K

The problem is that “they” are allowed to VOTE AT ALL!!!

Obozo is what you get when millions of no-information, angry feral adolescents are allowed to vote: An unqualified, unvetted malignant narcissist and sociopath. This is precisely why the democRATS are pushing to enfranchise millions more of these creatures who know less about American ideals and founding principles than legal immigrants who must study for their citizenship test. (if you doubt that statement, see the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rytc4qsiig8)

If they succeed, America — the idea — is over!

And worse — far, far worse — lurks just ahead!!

Think Hitler on steroids!!!


19 posted on 08/15/2013 9:18:01 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”- Voltaire)
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To: Dick Bachert
The Block Parties....across the free world...when Obama Jr. gets his DUE Reward may be so widely attended that there will be a brief...slowdown in economic activity...FOLLOWED by the biggest BOOM the Nation has ever known!!


20 posted on 08/15/2013 9:27:19 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
I offer "EXHIBIT A"

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21 posted on 08/15/2013 10:02:57 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”- Voltaire)
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To: 9422WMR

Mittens Romney does not think there was any fraud, not even in the Philadelphia precincts where he received no votes and the kinds of places liberal Republicans are supposed to do well with.


22 posted on 08/15/2013 10:07:56 AM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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