Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is dealing with one hellacious controversy at the moment, and he certainly isn’t taking it lying down.
The Peach State politician signed a new voting reform bill into being just a few days ago, and he is now facing criticism from nearly every corner of the political spectrum over the highly unpopular law.
But Kemp says that the bill’s poor reception was not cultivated in fertile soil, instead suggesting during a recent Fox News appearance, that high level Democratic operatives were “lying” to the American people about what the bill truly entails.
Kemp said, “Georgia has 17 days of in-person early voting, including two optional Sundays. Colorado has 15. … They also have a photo ID requirement. So, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me.”
Kemp then speculated on why he thinks Georgia is being targeted. He said that Georgia is facing criticism because it was one of the first states to act on changing its election laws. He added, “Obviously, you’ve got Stacey Abrams and her groups that are — including the president, that are lying to the American people and our citizens and obviously, to a lot of these corporations that they’re trying to cancel, just for their financial well-being. You’ve also got trying to distract from the people flooding across the border. And then you also have the big push for H.R. 1 and S.R. 1 at the federal level to have an unconstitutional mandate to take over state elections.”
The fervor over the new law has already cost Georgia tens of millions of dollars, with the MLB pulling the All Star Game out of the Braves’ stadium in suburban Smyrna, and moving the spectacle to Coors Field in Colorado.
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