As if we need more proof it’s all about the narrative and not the facts.
The latest shiny toy for the left is pressuring Major League Baseball to move its All-Star Game from Atlanta. GA, because of the new voting law.
They twist and lie about the law to fit their agenda. Of course, President Joe Biden spat out the same lies on ESPN.
The Washington Post called out Biden on his lies.
In this interview, Biden repeats a Four-Pinocchio claim about the new Georgia law: "You are going to close a polling place at 5 o’clock when working folks just get off." Nope, that's not in the law. Fact check here –> https://t.co/3OIweLxvQz https://t.co/yZwGnHJQQa
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) April 1, 2021
This is ridiculous. The change expands the opportunity for Georgians to vote:
“One of the biggest changes in the bill would expand early voting access for most counties, adding an additional mandatory Saturday and formally codifying Sunday voting hours as optional,” Stephen Fowler of Georgia Public Broadcasting said in an excellent and comprehensive report on the impact of the new law. “Counties can have early voting open as long as 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., or 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at minimum. If you live in a larger metropolitan county, you might not notice a change. For most other counties, you will have an extra weekend day, and your weekday early voting hours will likely be longer.”
Charles Stewart III, an election expert at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said: “I had also heard this generally reported as expanding early voting, so I’m surprised by the characterization.” He studied the precise language changes at our request and said it indicated an expansion of hours, especially in rural counties.
So where would Biden get this perception that ordinary workers were getting the shaft because the state would “end voting at five o’clock”? We have one clue.
The law used to say early “voting shall be conducted during normal business hours.” Experts said that generally means 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The new law makes it specific — “beginning at 9:00 AM and ending at 5:00 PM.” A Georgia election official said the change was made in part because some rural county election offices only worked part time during the week, not a full eight-hour day, so the shift to more specific times makes it clear they must be open every weekday for at least eight hours.
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