Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock recently admitted to pushing the false narrative that Georgia’s voting bill suppresses votes when, in fact, the legislation expands voting accessibility. He signed an advocacy email about the bill and said it contained false information about voting hours and early voting before it even passed. The email was sent out by the liberal nonprofit 3.14 Action and claimed that Georgia would end no-excuse mail voting and restrict early voting on the weekends. Where are the Big Tech ‘fact-checkers’ at regarding all of this misinformation?
A Warnock campaign spokesman told media sources that the Senator signed off on his email statement prior to the legislation’s passage. While those ideas were being considered, the final bill expanded early voting in Georgia to 17 days, including two Saturdays, and still allows no-excuse absentee voting with a shorter window of 67 days. Mind you, President Biden’s own home state of Delaware offers no early in-person voting and he still put out a statement full of lies about the election laws. The 3.14 Action email, however, was sent out on March 30, five days after Gov. Brian Kemp signed the final bill.
The wave of misinformation regarding Georgia’s voting laws started weeks before the final bill was passed. Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer gave a viral speech and said that Georgia Republicans “passed a bill” to end Sunday voting and target black voters. If you consider the timeline, Georgia lawmakers modified a version of the bill on February 24 that would add a mandatory Sunday. That’s when the mainstream media headlines began reading “voter suppression.”
Stacey Abrams, a left-winged voting rights activist, even bought a “Jim Crow 2” domain name weeks before President Biden misinformed the public and called them “Jim Crow laws.” President Biden even claimed that the laws limit voting hours and that you are banned from drinking water in the line. His support of Major League Baseball’s decision to pull their All-Star Game out of Georgia also caused a wave of backlash from small businesses that have been affected by the boycott. This has cost the area up to an estimated $100 million in potential revenue as more corporations bow to liberal pressure.
Sen. Warnock said that he was “disappointed” by MLB’s decision, but that it was simply a result of the bill. “It is my hope that businesses, athletes, and entertainers can protest this law not by leaving Georgia but by coming here and fighting voter suppression head-on, and hand-in-hand with the community,” he adds.
President Biden’s spread of misinformation about the law was enough to earn him the rating of “Four Pinocchios” from the Washington Post. Democrats continue to fight against Georgia’s voting measures with their own ‘For The People Act,’ which has been slammed by GOP lawmakers as federal overreach and a power play.
When asked about false claims regarding the bill, White House press secretary Jen Psaki has repeatedly backed the president by saying that his view is that we need to make it “easier and not harder to vote.” She even repeated the same false claim that the Georgia law “makes early voting shorter” but would not elaborate on how it defines voter suppression.
Democrats don’t have a logical answer for explaining anything – just an emotion they can pitch to the public.