Democrat President Biden accused Georgia Republicans of being intellectually impaired.
Biden believes the Brian Kemp administration should seriously improve the intelligence of elected officials across the Peach State.
“The best way to deal with this is for Georgia and other states to smarten up,” he said in a statement.
The president claimed Gov. Kemp’s recent decision to enact Senate Bill 202 would make it harder for working Georgians to cast their ballot and demanded that the new law be withdrawn immediately. The legislation requires voters to produce identification for absentee ballots, limit drop boxes, and changes early voting hours.
“Stop it, stop it, it is about getting people to vote,” he said.
The Democrat recently made unsubstantiated claims that the bill was “sick” because it ends voting at 5 p.m. and deprives those who work regular business hours of the opportunity to vote before their shift ends.
However, a recent fact-check published in the Washington Post found the law still gives counties the power to extend voting hours when the need arises. Based on this inconsistency, the publication awarded the president “four Pinocchios” for repeatedly making false and misleading statements because “normal business hours” are widely considered to be between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.
“A Georgia election official said the change was made in part because some rural county election offices only worked part-time during the week, not a full eight-hour day. The shift to more specific times makes it clear they must be open every weekday for at least eight hours,” fact-checker editor Glenn Kessler reported.
“But, as noted, the law also allows individual counties to set the hours anywhere between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., so the practical effect of the 5 p.m. reference in the law is minimal,” he added.
Biden also applauded activists for opposing Georgia’s new voting laws and compared them to former racial segregation rules that existed until the mid-20th Century across many southern states.
“Look, you know, it is reassuring to see that for-profit operations and businesses are speaking up about how these new Jim Crow laws are just antithetical to who we are,” he said.
“I think it is a very tough decision for a corporation to make or a group to make, [moving an event or a business out of Georgia] but I respect it when they make that judgment, and I support whatever judgment they make,” he added.
He also claimed the voting laws would disadvantage workers who do not receive an annual salary and are only paid an hourly rate.
“When they [events or businesses], in fact, move out of Georgia, the people who need the help the most—people who are making hourly wages—sometimes get hurt the most,” he said.