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Post by T on Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:04 pm

Paul LePig wrongly claims ’97 percent’ of drug dealers in Maine are minorities

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s departing Republican governor is doubling down on his discredited claim that out-of-state black and Hispanic drug dealers are responsible for an overwhelming percentage of drug trafficking in the state.

Paul LePig repeated his claim Thursday afternoon on Maine Public (Radio). A caller to the show criticized the governor for blaming out-of-state minorities for fueling the state’s drug crisis, and LePig responded that “it’s true.”

LePig proceeded to say “97 percent” of drug dealers in the state were minorities. He first made a similar claim in summer of 2016, saying it was backed up by news clippings he collected. An Associated Press analysis concluded the statement was wrong.

LePig is moving to Florida after he leaves office.  exit  applause   bounce  exit

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