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Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed a sweeping bill last week that overhauls his state’s election laws.
Amid so much controversy surrounding the bill, Donald Trump issued a statement on Tuesday explaining Georgia’s election law.
“Georgia’s election reform law is far too weak and soft to ensure real ballot integrity!” Trump said. “Election Day is supposed to be Election Day, not Election Week or Election Month.”
“Far too many days are given to vote,” he continued. “Too much ‘mischief’ can happen during this very long period of time. You saw that in the 2020 Presidential Election. How’s Ruby Freeman doing?” he added.
“Governor Brian Kemp and Georgia Secretary of State should have eliminated no-excuse, widespread mass Mail-in Voting, gotten rid of the dangerous and unsecure Drop-Boxes, and should have kept and EXPANDED Signature Verification to do matches against the historical voter file, among other things! Hope the RINOs are happy,” he continued.
“Kemp also caved to the radical left-wing woke mob who threatened to call him racist if he got rid of weekend voting,” Trump concluded. “Well, he kept it, and they still call him racist!”
Georgia’s new election law led to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and many other CEOs coming out against the new election laws in Georgia and Texas.
The MLB is moving the All-Star Game to Colorado, which has stronger election laws than Georgia in several ways.
Texas also recently passed an election integrity law.
The legislation signed and passed in Georgia overhauls the election system and implements the following measures:
- Cut the time period voters have to request absentee ballots and impose new identification requirements;
- make it easier for state officials to take over local elections boards;
- limit the use of ballot drop boxes; allow challenges to voting eligibility;
- replace the elected secretary of state as the chair of the state election board with a new appointee of the legislature after Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger politically went after Donald Trump;
This bill is a huge win for Republicans and those who support protecting elections.
Which is why Democrats are so angry about it.
One Georgia state lawmaker became furious with Kemp for signing new election laws and tried to break into his office, where he was live-streaming his announcement.
Democrat state Rep. Park Cannon of Atlanta was arrested by Georgia State Troopers and removed from the state Capitol.
Cannon was charged with obstruction of law enforcement and disrupting General Assembly sessions.