Is Rand Paul Really Against Voter ID Laws? Well, Actually…
Remember just a few days ago, when libertarian extremist Rand Paul got some press for telling a group of black pastors in Tennessee that the GOP needed to stop pushing voter ID laws? And remember how I scoffed at his statement?
Well, today the director of Rand Paul’s PAC “clarified” the Senator’s statement, and guess what?
Senator Paul was having a larger discussion about criminal justice reform and restoration of voting rights, two issues he has been speaking about around the country and pushing for in state and federal legislation.
In the course of that discussion, he reiterated a point he has made before that while there may be some instances of voter fraud, it should not be a defining issue of the Republican Party, as it is an issue that is perhaps perceived in a way it is not intended. At no point did Senator Paul come out against voter ID laws. In terms of the specifics of voter ID laws, Senator Paul believes it’s up to each state to decide that type of issue.