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GOP state lawmaker under fire for praising three-fifths compromise

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Republican state lawmaker Justin Lafferty made a false claim about the three-fifths compromise, a pro-slavery compromise that counted slaves as 3/5 of a person during the drafting of the Constitution, during a speech he made on the Tennessee House floor. CNN’s Laura Jarrett reports.

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