Biden's false and misleading statements about Georgia voter integrity law

 Epoch Times:

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp rejected President Joe Biden’s characterization of a newly enacted law that seeks to improve the integrity of elections in the Peach State.

“It is obvious that neither President Biden nor his handlers have actually read SB 202, which I signed into law yesterday,” Kemp said in a statement emailed to The Epoch Times. “This bill expands voting access, streamlines vote-counting procedures, and ensures election integrity.”

The 95-page law adds a slew of changes to the way Georgians vote, including requiring photo or state-approved identification to vote absentee by mail. The law also mandates that secure drop boxes be placed inside early voting locations, with constant surveillance, and expand early voting across the state.

The law also shortens the election cycle from nine to four weeks and requires a minimum of one week of early voting before election day. People who wish to vote absentee are faced with new requirements as well.

Earlier on Friday, Biden criticized the law as “a blatant attack on the Constitution and good conscience.” He also labeled the law as the “Jim Crow in the 21st century,” referring to Jim Crow laws that enforced racial segregation in the south.

“There is nothing ‘Jim Crow’ about requiring a photo or state-issued ID to vote by absentee ballot—every Georgia voter must already do so when voting in-person,” Kemp said in response. “President Biden, the left, and the national media are determined to destroy the sanctity and security of the ballot box.”

The Biden administration is currently looking at pathways to address the concerns raised by the new law. Biden told reporters on Friday that the Justice Department and his administration are “taking a look” at the legislation.

“We’re working on that right now. We don’t know quite exactly what we can do at this point. The Justice Department’s taking a look as well,” Biden said.

Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who was sued by voting rights groups on Thursday over the passage of the law, also responded to the criticism, saying that “there’s no rational argument against requiring state ID—provided for free to those who don’t have a driver’s license—for absentee ballots,” according to a statement sent to media outlets.

Raffensperger said he implemented a version of the identification requirement during the November 2020 election, saying that all absentee ballot requests that came through the state website were cross-referenced with a driver’s license database or another record.

“The left said that photo ID for in-person voting would suppress votes. It didn’t. Registration and turnout soared, hitting new records with each election cycle. Their cataclysmic predictions about the effects of this law are simply baseless. The next election will prove that, but I won’t hold my breath waiting for the left and the media to admit they were wrong,” he added.

Three voting rights groups have filed a lawsuit against Raffenserger and other officials over the new law, in an attempt to block its enforcement and have it declared unconstitutional.

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I really doubt Biden has even seen the law.  He is likely listening to liars in his administration.  The opposition to the law appears to be a bad-faith effort designed to facilitate vote fraud.  There is zero evidence that voter ID "suppresses the vote."  None.  There is also broad support for voter ID across all groups including blacks.  It is absolutely absurd to suggest that voter ID is racist.  In fact, it is racist to suggest that minorities are incapable of getting an ID or that they do not already have one.

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