Civil rights champion Rand Paul says there's no objective evidence of disenfrachisement of minority voters
by David Atkins
If noted civil rights leader Rand Paul says it, then it must be true:
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that there was no "objective evidence" that black voters were being disenfranchised, as he entered a contentious battle over new voter identification laws in Southern states.What a charming fellow.
"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," Paul said at a forum in Louisville, according to WFPL-FM.
"So really, I don't think there is objective evidence that we're precluding African-Americans from voting any longer," he added.
Paul's comments come after North Carolina’s governor on Monday signed a new law requiring voters to show a photo ID before casting a ballot. Republican legislatures in others states, including Texas, are moving similar bills.
Whenever you hear a libertarian talk, always be on the lookout for which set of good ol' boys the libertarian wants to see trample their lessers underfoot, and which anti-exploitation laws they're upset about. It could be corporate crooks, polluters, misogynists, domestic abusers, or racists. But it's almost always something. The word for a libertarian who wants to stop the good ol' boys from harming others but wants to preserve their personal civil liberties is "liberal."