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Subject:  Re: He's #1 at being #2 Date:  5/16/2013  2:19 PM
Author:  NewEchota Number:  682160 of 757042

As a Senator, he mainly voted 'present'.

After taking some weeks off from the Fool, I see nothing much has changed here. People still post allegations without links to support their "facts" (silly, since Senate voting records are available to the public).

The facts: according to a study by the Boston Globe, Obama voted "present" 129 times as a state senator, representing a small portion — a little more than 3 percent — of the roughly 4,000 votes cast.

As a U.S. Senator, he never voted present.

Citation: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2010/feb/...
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