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Tancredo: Obama Elected Because 'We Do Not Have A Civics, Literacy Test'

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Literacy and civics test, of course, were notoriously used during the Jim Crow era to keep blacks from voting.

Tancredo, a Colorado Republican, ran for president in 2008 on a hard-line anti-immigration platform, and has been accused in the past of using racially incendiary language.

In his speech, Tancredo also referred to the president as a "committed socialist ideologue," and pointedly used his full name, "Barack Hussein Obama."