Paul on vote fraud: ‘I think Republicans may have overemphasized this’

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Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul said voter fraud should stop, but suggested that Republicans have overemphasized the problem in an interview with David Axelrod Tuesday.

“Dead people do still vote in some elections. There still is some fraud. And so we should stop that, and one way of doing it is (driver’s licenses).” Paul said, according to a Washington Post transcript.

“Although the incidence of fraud is relatively small,” Axelrod responded.

“It probably is, and I think Republicans may have overemphasized this. I don’t know,” Paul responded.

According to the Post, Paul noted that he does support voter ID but unlike some Republicans, who have called for and moved to reduce early voting which often favors Democrats, Paul said he believes that to be a mistake.

“I don’t think early voting is biased one way or the other,” Paul said according to the Post. “So I think eliminating it is a mistake for the — Republicans who want to make their whole thing eliminating early voting, I think that’s a mistake.”

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