Rand Paul’s Family Voting System Is Unnecessarily Complex

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Rand Paul, United States Senator for Kentucky, and wife Kelley attend the Time 100 Gala celebrating the Time 100 issue of the Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2013  in New York.
Rand Paul and his wife Kelley "Two Votes" Paul. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

Rand Paul is considered one of the front-runners for the GOP presidential nomination, but asked today at a speech in Detroit — Detroit is located in a relatively early presidential primary state and occasional swing state — whether he'll actually run, Paul claimed that, as of now, he will not

"There's two votes in my family," he said. "My wife has both of them. Both of them are 'no' votes right now."

Unless there's a nuance to the Paul Family voting system that we're not grasping, it seems like giving Kelley Paul two votes is unnecessary when everyone else has zero. With such a shaky grasp on the basic tenets of democracy, and math, perhaps Rand Paul is not ready for the White House just yet anyway.