White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday was pressed by both
liberal and conservative members of the media about President Biden’s
opposition to a new Georgia voting law after he earned “Pinocchios” from
fact-checkers for making false statements about its provisions.
Biden last week urged Major League Baseball to relocate its July all-star
game from Atlanta in protest and MLB took the advice, outraging
Republicans who say the law was inaccurately portrayed and attacked.
Biden was awarded “Four Pinocchios” by the Washington Post, which endorsed
his candidacy, for spreading misinformation about the state law’s impact
on voting hours.
The law does not alter Election Day hours but expands early voting by
adding a second mandatory Saturday. It also affirms that counties have the
option of opening two Sundays and allowing counties to extend early voting
hours beyond standard business hours.
Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked Psaki at her daily press briefing
Monday about Biden’s inaccurate remarks, including during the ESPN
interview in which he voiced support for boycotting Atlanta.
“Is the president going to change the way that he talks about the new
Georgia voting law? Because in that interview you referenced, he said the
law would end voting at five o’clock when working people are just getting
off and he said it would end voting hours early so working people can’t
cast their vote after their shift is over — but the Washington Post gave
that clam ‘four Pinocchios’ because that part of the law gives counties
the option to extend voting hours,” Doocy asked.
Psaki replied that “fundamentally, the president doesn’t believe it should
be made harder to vote, he believes it should be easier. And this bill
makes it harder to request and return an absentee ballot, it collapses the
length of Georgia’s runoff election, making it harder for large
jurisdictions to offer early voting. It imposes rigid new restrictions on
local officials ability to set polling hours to suit the needs of voters
in their county. Those are all pieces of the bill. So his view is that we
need to make it easier and not harder to vote, and that will continue to
be what he advocates for.”
The Georgia law requires a photo ID to get an absentee ballot and shortens
the window of time to vote absentee. It also allows state officials to
take over local election offices in response to alleged misconduct.
A different reporter, Kaitlan Collins of CNN, asked Psaki in a followup
question, “the president does acknowledge that the new law doesn’t change
election day voting hours, right?”
To that, Psaki said, appearing to repeat the claim that earned Biden the
Pinocchios, “It also doesn’t expand them for early voting. It makes early
voting shorter. So there are a lot of components of the legislation he is
concerned about and that’s what he was expressing.”
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