Jen Psaki, White House press secretary, furthered the president’s criticism of Georgia’s new voting law even after a fact check determined his line of attack was false.
On Thursday, President Joe Biden’s stated multiple lies about Georgia’s newest election law. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said she would be correcting the president’s false statements and doubled down on the lies when a reporter asked.
Georgia’s law standardizes what’s considered “normal business hours” to mean 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. but still allowed counties to extend their voting hours to as early as 7 a.m. and as late as 7 p.m. It also allows poll workers to provide self-service water from an unattended receptacle within 150 feet but prohibits people from actively distributing food and drink within that distance.
Democrats pushed that the law would make it harder for people to vote by cutting poll hours and preventing people from getting food or water while waiting at the polls while Psaki stood behind their false narrative
“[The law] standardizes the ending of voting every day at five, right?” Psaki asked. “It just gives options. It gives options to expand it, right, but it standardized it at five. It also makes it so that outside groups can’t provide water or food to people in line, right? It makes it more difficult to absentee votes, are those things all correct?.”
The reporter quickly corrected Psaki that voting on Election Day is a standardized 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., a fact that even leftist Washington Post fact-checkers acknowledged, but she would not budge when he also asked if the White House’s tone concerning the law would change.
“The tone for a bill that limits voting access and makes it more difficult for people to engage in voting in Georgia?” Psaki asked before accusing Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp of making comments about the law that are “not based in fact.” “No, our tone is not changing.”
The law will “make it harder and more difficult for people to vote” and therefore, it explicitly does not have the support of Biden or his administration. Claimed by Psaki.
“If you’re making it harder to vote, no we don’t support that,” Psaki said.
Here’s over a minute and a half of White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki blatantly lying about the Georgia voting law — absentee voting, early voting, poll hours, water…just about everything.
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) April 1, 2021
“Biden framed his complaint in terms of a slap at working people,” The Post’s Glenn Kessler wrote. “The law would ‘end voting at five o’clock when working people are just getting off work’ or ‘ends voting hours early so working people can’t cast their vote after their shift is over.'”
“Many listeners might assume he was talking about voting on Election Day, not early voting. But Election Day hours were not changed. As for early voting, the law made a modest change, replacing a vague ‘normal business hours’ — presumed to be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — to a more specific 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. time period. But that’s the minimum.”
Though the White House is convinced the new law engages in voter suppression, the new law mandates that polls be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election day and also provides exceptions for “poll officers” to give voters food and water as long as they are not given by political interest groups.
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