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Rand Paul completes his full 180 on voter ID

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took a surprising stance last week when he pooh-poohed Republican attempts to enact restrictive voter ID laws, saying the party had "gone completely crazy on this voter ID thing." Yet Tuesday, Paul raced to clarify his remarks, saying he actually wasn't opposed to voter ID laws after all.

"There's nothing wrong with it," Paul said on Sean Hannity's radio show, adding that "there have to be rules and states have the ability to do it."

What he originally meant, he said, was that the party "should be emphasizing the good things we're trying to do to try to help minorities vote instead of the things many minorities feel is directed at them."