Democrats came down especially hard on Georgia for passing the “Election Integrity Act of 2021,” a voting reform package designed to reduce election fraud. Although the left’s ostensible concerns centered on whether or not voters would have enough water to drink or if polling hours were sufficient, their real concern was the legislation’s requirement that applicants for absentee ballots provide their state ID number.
A voter requesting an absentee ballot will be asked for their state ID number. In order to verify their ballots, voters must furnish either their state ID number or the last four digits of their Social Security number.
The new law will remove the Grand Canyon-sized opportunity for absentee ballot fraud that may have cost former President Donald Trump the state in the November election.
One of the biggest liars about the bill was our “good and decent” President Joe Biden. His remarks were so outrageous that The Washington Post, which has shilled for him repeatedly, was forced to issue a “Four Pinocchio” rating.
On Friday, after Biden had said he would “strongly support” such a move, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred announced his decision to pull the league’s All-Star game out of Atlanta, Georgia in protest of the state’s new voting reform legislation.
The next day, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer made a play for the game to be moved to New York. In the tweet below, Schumer writes that “racist voter suppression laws are now hurting Georgia’s voters AND its economy. Georgia Republicans should be ashamed.” He then invites @MLB to play the All-Star Game in his state.
Racist voter suppression laws are now hurting Georgia's voters AND its economy.
Georgia Republicans should be ashamed.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) April 3, 2021
Rarely does karma come so quickly to those who deserve it.
Unfortunately for Chuck, he forgot to check the voting laws in New York, which as it turns out, are more restrictive than Georgia’s new laws.
The Peach State’s governor, Brian Kemp, was only too happy to point out this inconvenient truth:
New York has nine days of early voting. Georgia has a minimum of 17, with an additional two Sundays as an option for every county.
New York requires an excuse to vote absentee. Georgia does not.
They’re lying and they know it. https://t.co/XxOc1ZAAAa
— Brian Kemp (@BrianKempGA) April 3, 2021
So were former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and conservative writer Guy Benson:
.@SenSchumer Georgia’s new law provides more time for early voting than Wisconsin, yet your party picked Milwaukee for your convention. Both states require photo ID to vote. Apparently that didn’t matter when you wanted our votes. #Hypocrisy https://t.co/CpkqTiGute
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) April 3, 2021
Your party has endlessly lied about the new law, especially POTUS. He & GA Dems are directly responsible for the boycotts’ harm. Your state has MORE restrictions on casting ballots. Are you ashamed of your “racist” complicity in suppression? You’ve been in office since the 1970s. https://t.co/OV1D9Fnu6B
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) April 3, 2021
Nice try Chuck!