Biden’s ‘Jim Crow’ Label For Georgia Election Laws Is Insane. Here’s Why

In his first press conference in March, President Joe Biden claimed Republicans seeking to ensure election integrity in Georgia and other states “makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle,” insinuating the GOP is worse than segregationists. The president has continued to parrot this illegitimate sentiment, claiming the newly passed Georgia election bill mandating voter ID for absentee ballots, among other things that should be uncontroversial, is “Jim Crow in the 21st century.” Speaking on ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” Biden said the measure was “Jim Crow on steroids.”

“This is Jim Crow on steroids what they’re doing in Georgia and 40 other states. What is this all about? Imagine passing a law saying you cannot provide water or food for someone standing in line to vote,” Biden said. “Can’t do that? Come on. Or you’re going to close a polling place at 5:00 when working people just get off.”

Biden makes two false claims here. First, food and water are not prohibited at the polling place. The statute says, “This Code section shall not be construed to prohibit a poll officer from distributing … or from making available self-service water from an unattended receptacle to an elector waiting in line to vote.” The provision applies to solicitors, advertisers, and strangers handing out gifts. Additionally, people are more than welcome to bring their own food and water.

Biden’s second lie is that Republican Gov. Brian Kemp’s signed measure forces all polls to close at 5:00 p.m. This is also false since choice hours can expand voting from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The bill also expands weekend voting, which the left-leaning Georgia Public Broadcasting acknowledged, saying, “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.” The legislation itself states:

Requiring two Saturday voting days and two optional Sunday voting days will dramatically increase the total voting hours for voters across the State of Georgia, and all electors in Georgia will have access to multiple opportunities to vote in person on the weekend for the first time.

The president continues to float “Jim Crow” around, dangling it before seething and corrupt media, but the comparison doesn’t stand.

Segregation and Separation in Schools

The “separate but equal” doctrine, confirmed by the case Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896, upheld discrimination in facilities. Schools down south were still segregated, and white schools received more funding. The landmark decision passed 7 to 1, and the doctrine was reaffirmed again in 1927 in Lum v. Rice, which said Chinese students being excluded from schools did not violate the 14th Amendment. Jim Crow moved northward, as equality under the law in education was cast aside until the 1954 landmark decision Brown v. Board of Education, and thereafter as the government shifted course, such as in the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Today, schools are not segregated — far and away the opposite. According to statistics compiled by an education website, the average amount of minority students in a private school stands at 27 percent. In Hawaii, the average is 72 percent, followed by New Mexico at 52 percent, District of Columbia at 46 percent, and California at 45 percent.

Is Biden really claiming voter-law improvements are the same as black people not having access to schools?

Interracial Marriage

States outlawed interracial marriage long before Jim Crow. The first legislation on this dates back to 1788, when the commonwealth of Pennsylvania banned it (Maryland and other states had banned interracial marriage before 1776). This was followed by Massachusetts in 1843, Missouri in 1871, Alabama in 1883, Georgia in 1912, and so on. More than 30 states maintained laws banning interracial marriage, which Loving v. Virginia in 1967 ruled violated the 14th Amendment. Now you may marry who you wish, and same-sex marriage was upheld on a federal level in the 2015 case Obergefell v. Hodges.

Is Biden equating gross bans on interracial marriages with Georgia’s common-sense voting law?

Public Transportation

For 13 months, civil rights leaders participated in a boycott that would pave the way for the 1956 decision in Browder v. Gayle that struck down segregation laws on public buses. The Montgomery Bus Boycott was in response to Rosa Parks being arrested and fined for famously refusing to give up her seat on a bus. Prior to the Browder ruling, blacks were routinely kicked off public transportation, with writer Ida B. Wells in 1884 notably being told by a conductor to change seats, prior to being removed by a group of men. Wells won a lawsuit and $500, but the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company appealed the case in the Tennesee Supreme Court, and the decision was reversed.

Today, you can ride in a car with whomever, in addition to board any bus, train, or plane regardless of your skin color.

Is Biden really saying Georgia’s reasonable election laws are the same as racist public transportation policies?

Voting

In the 1830s, you had to be a white male in order to vote. Poll taxes beginning in the 1890s were a way for whites to take advantage of the blacks who were disenfranchised and poorer, with fewer opportunities. A “grandfather clause” allowed poorer whites to avoid the poll tax if an ancestor fought in the Civil War.

The 24th Amendment prohibited poll taxes in 1964 for federal elections, and the Supreme Court ruled five states’ efforts to continue the process leading up to 1966 unconstitutional in Harper v. Virginia State Board of Elections. According to James Cobb, a history professor at the University of Georgia and a former president of the Southern Historical Association, black voter registration increased by more than 70 percent upon the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

An Offensive Comparison

The bad-faith comparisons Biden is making are so perverse. Apparently, weekend voting, asking people to provide a driver’s license on an absentee ballot, and attempting to secure drop boxes are all “Jim Crow.” Not only is the president misleading the American people when he says this, but he is disrespecting black Americans whose ancestors endured legitimate discrimination at the hands of actual oppressive laws.

“President Biden is very adept at race-baiting. He and all of his cohorts and colleagues are,” Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther King Jr., said on Fox News on Wednesday. “If you throw skin color into a discussion and you step on the emotions of people who have fought to be considered equal in the United States, then you’re going to immediately get support and confusion for that position.”

Let’s remember who our president is. This is the same guy who said, “You ain’t black” if you weren’t going to vote for him. Biden may continue to preach that it’s “a time to heal,” but healing can’t include falsely maligning the opposing political party as racist segregationists.

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Instacart Attacked Georgia’s Voter ID Law But Requires Its Own Shoppers To Provide ID

Two hundred companies signed off on a letter last week to condemn the new Georgia election bill, which notably requires identification for voter absentee ballots. Among the signees was the founder and CEO of food-delivery service Instacart, Apoorva Mehta.

“We believe every American should have a voice in our democracy and that voting should be safe and accessible to all voters,” the statement said. “There are hundreds of bills threatening to make voting more difficult in dozens of states nationwide. We call on elected leaders in every state capitol and in Congress to work across the aisle and ensure that every eligible American has the freedom to easily cast their ballot and participate fully in our democracy.”

While Instacart joined the group of virtue-signaling executives, the company neglects that it mandates all shoppers who deliver groceries to demonstrate photo and facial identification to participate in the gig economy.

According to the company’s website, “the first thing you’ll need to have on-hand” to become an Instacart shopper is “the details of your driver’s license.” Furthermore, applicants must provide their social security number information to get to the next step of inputting their bank information. Additionally, a shopper must undergo a background check that will take up to 10 business days to be cleared to be a contractor. Even after providing this information, a shopper must center their face on the application and be confirmed to shop on a daily or weekly basis.

Nevertheless, Instacart has seemingly taken issue with a bill that both mandates voter ID for absentee ballots and institutes an 11-day deadline for requesting an absentee before election day. Instacart has placed itself on the side that prefers an “election season,” which Democrats have sought.

The hypocrisy here is only worsened by the fact that the company wishes to make shoppers wait up to 10 days to begin working, while implying in its condemnation of the bill that 11 days is far too short for a contractor to have to request an absentee ballot. Why should there be any window, any background check, or any mandate for its employees to prove ID if Instacart takes issue with a bill to do exactly what it is doing (for something far less consequential)?

In truth, one should need to demonstrate ID to both work at Instacart and vote in an election, but these companies are too beholden to left-wing activists, and thus have lost any shred of credibility to comment on the issues of the day.

Instacart did not immediately respond to a request for comment by The Federalist.

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Kemp: MLB Moving All-Star Game from 51% Black Atlanta to Much Whiter Denver

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Kudlow,” Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) said that Major League Baseball is moving the All-Star Game from Atlanta, which has a population that is 51% black, to Denver, where it’s much lower.

Kemp said, “[T]his action is screwing the little guy. The people that would have profited from the baseball game being here that got pubs and restaurants around the stadium, the Uber drivers, and that whole economy where that dollar turns, and now, they’re taking something away from a metro Atlanta population in metro area population that’s 51% African American and taking it to Denver where it’s 9 or 10%. I mean, none of this makes any sense is why people are so mad.”

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It’s Long Past Time For Conservatives To Boycott Corporations That Hate Them

So much fuss in the past several weeks has been about the Georgia election bill. Naturally, given the legacy media’s editorializing of the false premise that Republican Gov. Brian Kemp’s signed measure restricts voting rights, the leftist mob has sought to put pressure on corporations to denounce S.B. 202.

Thus, Major League Baseball cratered. The MLB announced last Friday the relocation of its All-Star Game, which was scheduled in July at Truist Park, where the Atlanta Braves play. The game will now take place in Denver, Colorado, at Coors Field, the Rockies’ home field.

Other corporations bowed down to the mob as well, including Delta Air Lines, JPMorgan Chase, ViacomCBS, Citigroup, Cisco, UPS, and Merck. The hashtag #BoycottCocaCola trended on Twitter last week, culminating in CEO James Quincey virtue-signaling about how the bill is “unacceptable.”

“It is a step backwards, and it does not promote principles we have stood for in Georgia around broad access to voting and voter convenience, about ensuring election integrity,” the beverage executive said.

“What we do is we raise the specter of voter fraud and now we restrict legal voters, eligible voters with the ability to cast ballots,” claimed Merck Chairman and CEO Ken Frazier. “And that’s what’s wrong with this bill — because democracy depends on every voter in this country having free and fair access to vote without discrimination and without undue hindrance.”

All of the bumper sticker aphorisms about democracy and election integrity are in response to a bill that mandates voter identification for absentee ballots and prohibits partisan actors from passing out gifts to voters in line at the polls, among other provisions that should be uncontroversial.

It is truly appalling the degree to which the left sees election security as oppressive or racist nowadays. While these corporations are within their rights to take political positions, conservatives ought to take a page from the left’s playbook and announce the boycott of organizations that 1) callously reject ordered liberty and 2) are willing to appease the far-left at all costs.

It’s time for the right to get tough — and to stop supporting groups that do not support them.

Consider the Chicken Sandwich Wars

For years, the left has understood it can affect the culture through boycotting. Regardless of flawed motives and immoral outbursts, Democrats have done this much more effectively than the right. Case and point: fast-food chain Chick-fil-A.

The left has exhaustingly fomented over Chick-fil-A’s stance as a Christian organization. After vocal leftists claimed they would stop eating at Chick-fil-A in 2012 — despite the business booming regardless long after president Dan Cathy came out against gay marriage — in due time, the company gave in to the mob from a public relations standpoint.

While conservatives took a stand for Chick-fil-A, and the chain reported a “record-setting day” of sales after then-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee called in a Facebook post for “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” Cathy caved in 2013 and deleted his tweet over the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage.

“He realized his views didn’t necessarily represent the views of all customers, restaurant owners and employees and didn’t want to distract them from providing a great restaurant experience,” the company said in a statement.

Years later, after continued leftist complaining over Chick-fil-A funding groups that both define marriage as between a man and a woman, as well as its backing of pro-life groups, the company announced in 2019 it was changing course to prove fealty to its secular, woke overlords. It was pretty pathetic, but it is an important lesson.

Those on the right recognize Chick-fil-A dropped the ball by capitulating, but we must also recognize that the strategy of the obsessive radicals worked. More importantly, Chick-fil-A never lost money, or was actually boycotted to its detriment.

Yet, pressure from activists still forced the company to change course. The lesson is that if the right could both boycott and be ardent in its rhetoric, change will come. Companies are in operation to make money, after all. If conservatives remind them of this, they will crater.

It’s Time to Play Offense

The left is already engaged in a culture war for ideological domination of every American institution, so there is no other choice than for the right to join the fight as well. What does this entail? Well, former President Donald Trump certainly channeled the proper mindset. It’s time to get on the offensive.

“Never submit, never give up!” Trump said in a statement. “It is finally time for Republicans and Conservatives to fight back — we have more people than they do — by far! We can play the game better than them.”

In addition to boycotting the organizations that have voiced disapproval over the Georgia election security measure, conservatives need to take a firm stance against the Big Tech oligarchs that want nothing more than to muzzle their mouths shut. Conservatives also need to keep calling out the hundreds of companies that defended the Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioting and looting over the summer, including Adidas, American Airlines, Ben & Jerry’s, BMW, Dell, Foot Locker, and many others. Any company that supports lawlessness and disorder should not receive your paycheck.

Any company that is openly supportive of the killing of the unborn and funds Planned Parenthood should be boycotted. This includes hundreds of companies, such as Craiglist, Dockers, Allstate, Aetna, United Airlines, Patagonia, Liberty Mutual, and others. Here is a recent list provided by Family Council. It might seem burdensome to retreat from products that have defined your livelihood in America’s materialistic society, but if the left is threatening to boycott goods, we cannot just sit around and twiddle our thumbs with hollow statements about the free market.

What about the companies that have backed measures to restrict your Second Amendment rights? In a letter obtained by the New York Times in 2019, 145 groups called for gun control measures. Save this document, print it out, and circle the name of each company. Blow them up on social media and call your representatives to voice your complaints.

Conservatives need to make companies remember what they are here for: to provide goods and services, not be the arbiters of ideology. As America splinters off into political and cultural niches, and our nation grows more and more divided, the war for our businesses means letting them know that they will lose customers if they continue to alienate their customers.

Joining the fight, as Trump called for, means having a backbone and at least attempting to pressure the rich and powerful to confirm their positions on the issues. For far too long, the right has been content with a free market that is made up of companies that despise freedom. Conservatives have rendered capitalism to be a god — neglecting that the companies they support should also have their interests in mind, or at least not be against them.

Republicans have endlessly preached about why the free market should be external to ideology, but denying that politics plays into the culture — and culture into politics — shows that some in the GOP don’t know what time it is. In the process, we have been deceived by soulless and immoral corporations growing wealthier by the minute.

A free market is great, but what is undoubtedly not great is giving your hard-earned cash to people who support ideas and organizations fundamentally opposed to you and what you believe. It is not the 1980s, and the sun is not shining down in Washington. It is time to fight like your country depends on it — because it does.

It is time for Americans who are sick and tired of being pawns in the left’s kingdom to fight back. It is time for you to boycott corporations that hate you.

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Kemp: CO Has Fewer Early Voting Days Than Us, We’re Being Targeted Because Biden, Abrams ‘Lying’ to People

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) reacted to Major League Baseball reportedly moving its All-Star Game to Denver from Atlanta by saying that Colorado has fewer early voting days and requires photo ID and argued that Georgia is being singled out because people, including President Joe Biden and former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, are deceiving people.

Kemp said, “Georgia has 17 days of in-person early voting, including two optional Sundays. Colorado has 15. … They also have a photo ID requirement. So, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me.”

Kemp then speculated on why he thinks Georgia is being targeted. He said that Georgia is facing criticism because it was one of the first states to act on changing its election laws. He added, “Obviously, you’ve got Stacey Abrams and her groups that are — including the president, that are lying to the American people and our citizens and obviously, to a lot of these corporations that they’re trying to cancel, just for their financial well-being. You’ve also got trying to distract from the people flooding across the border. And then you also have the big push for H.R. 1 and S.R. 1 at the federal level to have an unconstitutional mandate to take over state elections.”

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MLB Requires Photo ID to Pick Up Tickets Yet Blasts Georgia for Voter ID Law

Even as Major League Baseball continues its attack on Georgia’s requirement to show a valid photo ID to vote, the league has a photo ID requirement of its own for fans picking up tickets at the stadium.

South Carolina Republican state Rep. Nancy Mace took note of this requirement and found it hypocritical. “Hey @MLB, this you?” Mace wrote, as a caption to a screenshot of baseball’s Will Call policy at mlb.com.

The MLB pulled its 2021 All-Star Game from the Atlanta Brave’s Truist Park in the wake of the state’s new election integrity law enacted last month.

The league has characterized the law as a “voter suppression” law. Still, according to an analysis by Heritage Action, the left has floated a series of myths about the law, noting specifically that the law “actually preserves or expands ballot access in several important ways.”

But the league’s decision to take the game away from Atlanta is costing the city of Atlanta the tens of millions in revenue it would have realized if the game was held in Truist Park.

In a recent report, Bill Volckmann, Finance Director for Cobb County, appraised the All-Star Game’s economic impact ranging between $37 million and $190 million for the region.

Despite Atlanta being majority black, losing 2018 Georgia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams praised the league’s decision to move the game out of Atlanta. “Disappointed @MLB will move the All-Star Game, but proud of their stance on voting rights. GA GOP traded economic opportunity for suppression. On behalf of PoC targeted by #SB202 to lose votes + now wages, I urge events & productions to come & speak out or stay & fight. #gapol,” Abrams tweeted on April 2.

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Republicans Slam Major League Baseball for All-Star Game Relocation Hypocrisy

Republicans slammed Major League Baseball (MLB) for canceling their All-Star Game in Atlanta over a new Georgia state law requiring voter identification.

The cancelation pending relocation has drawn attention from Republicans who have highlighted MLB’s hypocrisy, which includes the organization’s requirement to show identification to receive game day tickets at will call, as well as the fact that they have a player Development Center in Communist China, a country whose human rights record features perpetrating a genocide against their Muslim minority Uyghur population. The cancelation also impacts black-owned businesses in Atlanta, costing the city as much as $190 million in revenue.

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was quick to tweet, “Georgia’s laws don’t comport with @MLB ‘values’ but China’s do?”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said MLB’s “decision to cave to a misinformation campaign from liberal extremists and their activist allies in the media is absolutely wrong.”

Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) tweeted, “Atlanta is not an acceptable location for the All Star Game, but playing MLB games in Havana is?”

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) booked a slot on Tucker Carlson Tonight where he said, “I guess we should be boycotting them for having their headquarters in New York. Because that [ID] law is more restrictive than ours.”

Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) relayed “We should never bow down to pressure… over matters of principle like religious freedom or election integrity.”

Former President Donald Trump put his thoughts into the ring, calling for a boycott of MLB. “Boycott baseball and all of the woke companies that are interfering with Free and Fair Elections,” Trump wrote. “Are you listening Coke, Delta, and all!”

Conservative commentator Jack Posobiec weighed in, asking if MLB will “be boycotting air travel after October 1, 2021,” citing airlines’ requirement to show ID to fly.

Tim Murtaugh, a former spokesperson for the 2020 Trump campaign, also pointed to MLB’s ID hypocrisy. 

And Sean Spicer directed attention to a poll that shows overwhelming support Americans have for voter ID laws.

The news of the relocation encouraged Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) to join Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) in calling to terminate MLB’s antitrust exemption.

“Do all of them oppose voter ID?” Cruz tweeted. “Are all of them willing to be the woke enforcers of the corrupt Democratic Party? And do all hate the 75m who voted for Trump?”

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Donald Trump: ‘Boycott Baseball’ and ‘Woke Companies’ Opposing Georgia Election Law

President Donald Trump called for a boycott of Major League Baseball (MLB) Friday after they canceled the 2021 All-Star game in Atlanta to protest the new Georgia election law.

“Boycott baseball and all of the woke companies that are interfering with Free and Fair Elections,” Trump wrote. “Are you listening Coke, Delta, and all!”

Over 100 companies joined to condemn the law after it was signed, including Facebook, Google, Bank of America, Apple, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, American Express, Delta, and the Home Depot.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced Friday his decision to move the All-Star game to a different host city, citing “thoughtful conversations” with players.

“I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft,” he wrote in a statement.

Trump said baseball is losing “tremendous numbers” of fans because they are afraid of the radical left.

“[T]hey are afraid of the Radical Left Democrats who do not want voter I.D., which is desperately needed, to have anything to do with our elections,” Trump wrote.

The new Georgia law, signed by Gov. Brian Kemp, requires an ID in order to get an absentee ballot and makes it illegal to mail out absentee ballot applications to voters.

The MLB decision went against the wishes of the failed candidate for governor, Stacy Abrams, who campaigned against the new election laws. She argued the MLB pulling that All-Star game will actually hurt people of color economically.

“On behalf of PoC targeted by #SB202 to lose votes + now wages, I urge events & productions to come & speak out or stay & fight,” she wrote on social media.

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp: MLB ‘Caved to Fear,’ ‘Liberal Lies’

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) released a statement Friday slamming Major League Baseball (MLB) for its decision to move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta in response to a recently passed voting reform law in Georgia.

“Today, Major League Baseball caved to fear, political opportunism, and liberal lies,” Kemp said. “Georgians – and all Americans – should fully understand what the MLB’s knee-jerk decision means: cancel culture and woke political activists are coming for every aspect of your life, sports included. If the left doesn’t agree with you, facts and the truth do not matter.”

Kemp also targeted left-wing activist Stacey Abrams in his statement, blaming her “lies” for pushing the MLB to make the decision.

“This attack on our state is the direct result of repeated lies from Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams about a bill that expands access to the ballot box and ensures the integrity of our elections,” Kemp added. “I will not back down. Georgians will not be bullied. We will continue to stand up for secure, accessible, fair elections.”

Kemp also said in the statement he has “spoke[en] with the leadership of the Atlanta Braves who informed me they do not support the MLB’s decision.”

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston also took issue with Abrams’ “leftist lies,” saying in a statement Friday her actions have “stolen the All-Star Game from Georgia.”

“Stacey Abrams’ leftist lies have stolen the All-Star Game from Georgia,” Ralston said. “This decision is not only economically harmful, it also robs Georgians of a special celebration of our national pastime free of politics. But Georgia will not be bullied by socialists and their sympathizers. We will continue to speak truth despite extortion and intimidation.”

MLB issued a statement announcing the move to pull the All-Star Game out of Atlanta, saying that “Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box.”

“Over the last week, we have engaged in thoughtful conversations with Clubs, former and current players, the Players Association, and The Players Alliance, among others, to listen to their views,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said. “I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft.”

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Exclusive – Brian Kemp: Stacey Abrams Making Money Off ‘Scam,’ ‘Racket’ Election Bill Disinformation

Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) railed against Democrat activist Stacey Abrams for her response to the Georgia legislature’s recent passage of the Election Integrity Act, telling host Matthew Boyle on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday that Abrams was spreading untruths in order “to pad her bank account.”

Abrams excoriated the bill, SB 202, upon its passage Thursday, calling it an act of voter suppression and “Jim Crow 2.0,” but Kemp celebrated the bill as a means of expanding voter access and increasing security in the state’s election processes. The governor accused Abrams, who founded Fair Fight — a voter rights organization and fundraising giant — of intentionally spreading inaccurate information about the bill as a money-making scheme.

“Stacey Abrams is making a lot of money off of this,” Kemp told host Matthew Boyle. “She’s getting billionaires and other people and people that don’t even have a lot of money to give money to this cause, really saying things that are untruthful to pad her bank account.”

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Kemp also said President Joe Biden — who, like Abrams, criticized the bill as “Jim Crow in the 21st Century” — displayed a lack of awareness for the bill’s provisions, arguing Biden has failed to acknowledge strict voting measures in his own home state of Delaware and that Biden’s focus on Georgia’s new law allows the president to shift attention away from the growing southern border immigration crisis.

“I think Joe Biden’s so focused on Georgia’s election law even though he doesn’t know his own laws in his own state are more restricted than we are to take the focus away from the outrageous things that are happening on the border right now with kids being trafficked and people swarming across the border,” Kemp said.

The governor added, “I think that’s probably orchestrated probably not by him but his political minions that are serving in the White House now.”

One provision of the bill specifically gained attention after some voices, including Abrams’, suggested voters waiting in lines at polls were prohibited from having access to free water.

Kemp clarified, “Certainly any voter can bring water. They can bring food. They could order a Domino’s Pizza … while they’re standing in line, but we’re not going to allow a state representative or me as governor that’s on the ballot to go out and hand water, which has actually happened before in Georgia. We’re not going to let third party groups do that whether it’s Stacey Abrams’ group, the NRA [National Rifle Association], or anybody else. That would be inappropriate within 150 feet of a polling location, but you know if you get outside of that boundary, you can hold political signs up and you can do basically whatever you want. This is just making sure voters are not bothered or intimidated while they’re in line and voting.” He added that polling locations will be able to set up self-service water coolers for those waiting in line.

Abrams, dismissing the intent of the bill’s language, had written on social media, “They criminalize free water & food for those in line”:

Kemp described Abrams’ persistent attacks on the bill as a “scam and a racket.”

“And then you got Abrams that is making money on this,” he said. “It’s just a scam and a racket in many ways, and I’m just so thankful that you guys and a lot of other people like the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post and the Washington Examiner and others that are simply putting the facts out there because you know even the Atlanta paper is putting editorials out there that are just factually not correct.”

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