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A conservative advocacy group put up two brutal billboards in Georgia this week to welcome Joe Biden to the Peach State.
The Honest Elections Project Action is running a mobile billboard around the Atlanta University Center Consortium at Clark Atlanta University torching Biden for his party’s plan to federalize the American electoral system.
Executive Director Jason Snead said that his organization is “trying to get the facts out” via the billboard.
“There’s been a lot of really heated rhetoric that, I think, has been designed to distract from what is really going on in state election reform and to build pressure to get rid of the filibuster, fundamentally change the way the Senate operates,” Snead said. “That’s what this speech is going to be about. That’s what this entire week is going to be about, in a lot of respect.”
“So we just wanted to make sure that there were some, from the perspective of the president, inconvenient facts that can’t be ignored, like the fact that Georgia has twice as many early voting days as his own home state of Delaware,” Snead continued, noting that Georgia has been engaged in early voting “for a lot longer than Delaware.”
Below is an image of the billboard:
Another slide on the electronic mobile billboard highlights Biden’s four “Pinocchios” from the Washington Post for “some of his misleading claims” about the Peach State’s election laws.
“I don’t know how many Americans when you say that you’re fighting for voting rights, think that means that we should be directing taxpayer dollars to politicians’ campaigns, but that’s what some of these bills do,” Snead said.
“And a whole bunch of other stuff, which all is really designed to weaken voting safeguards and, I would argue, change the machinery of democracy to favor one party over the other,” he continued. “And that’s just not what democracy’s supposed to be about.”
Things are going so badly for Biden that even Democrats are boycotting his speech on Tuesday.
Democrat Stacey Abrams, who is campaigning to be the governor of Georgia, has refused to attend the event.
Abrams said she cannot appear with him because of a scheduling conflict but she offered her support on Twitter.
“The fight for voting rights takes persistence. As MLK exhorted, ‘The clock of destiny is ticking out. We must act now before it is too late.’ Thank you, @POTUS, for refusing to relent until the work is finished. Welcome back to Georgia where we get well done,” she said.
The fight for voting rights takes persistence. As MLK exhorted, “The clock of destiny is ticking out. We must act now before it is too late.” Thank you, @POTUS, for refusing to relent until the work is finished. Welcome back to Georgia where we get good done. #FTVA #JLVRAA
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) January 10, 2022
But Abrams is not the only one who has issues with Biden, as some progressives plan to protest.
Several left-wing groups asked Biden not to come to the state without a plan to pass voting rights legislation and some are boycotting the president’s event.
“We’re beyond speeches. We’re beyond events,” said LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter. “What we are demanding is federal legislation.”
The Asian American Advocacy Fund, Black Voters Matter Action Fund, GALEO Impact Fund, Inc., New Georgia Project Action Fund, and Black Voters Matter announced ahead of Biden’s visit that they will not attend.