On Monday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki came under pressure from both liberal and conservative media over President Biden’s opposition to Georgia’s new voting law after he received “Pinocchios” from fact-finding investigators. Giving false statements about provisions
Biden last week called on Major League Baseball to move its July All-Stars game from Atlanta to protest and the MLB took advice, prompting Republicans who said the law was inaccurate and attacked.
Biden was awarded a “Four Pinocchios” from the Washington Post, which endorsed his candidate for publishing misinformation about the impact of state law on voting hours.
The law does not change the business hours of Election Day. But extended early voting by adding a mandatory second Saturday. It also confirmed the county had the option to open two Sundays and allow the county to extend voting hours ahead of standard business hours.
Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked Psaki at her daily press conference Monday about Biden̵7;s inaccurate remarks, including during an ESPN interview in which he supported the Atlanta sanctions.
“Will the president change the way he talks about Georgia’s new voting law? Because in that interview you referred to, he said the law would end voting at five in the evening when working people were about to leave, and he said it would end early voting hours. Working age cannot vote after the change is complete. But the Washington Post gave that mollusk to be As part of the law, the county could provide an option to extend the voting hours, “Doocy asked.
Psaki replied, “Basically, the president doesn’t believe it should be harder to vote, he believes it would be easier. And the bill makes it harder to request and return missing ballots, slowing down Georgia’s runoff electoral period, making it harder for larger jurisdictions to offer early voting. On the ability of local officials to set election hours to suit the needs of voters in the district. It’s all part of the bill. So his view is that we have to make it easier and not difficult to vote and that will continue to be his support. ”
Georgia law requires photo identification to be used to accept broken ballots and shorten the time of voting. It also allowed government officials to take up local election offices in response to alleged misconduct.
Another CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins asked Psaki in a follow-up question, “Does the president acknowledge that the new law doesn’t change voting hours on election day?”
Psaki said it appears to repeat the claims that Biden the Pinocchios received. ”It also did not extend them for early voting. Make early voting shorter So there are many elements of the law that he is concerned with and that is what he expresses. “