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Georgia Elections Chief: Biden And Critics “Dead Wrong” About Voting Law

Just over a year ago, Delta Airlines, Coca-Cola, and Major League Baseball were beside themselves over Georgia’s new voting laws. 

As The New York Times recounted it, the state’s new voting law “introduced stricter voter identification requirements for absentee balloting, limited drop boxes in predominantly Black neighborhoods and expanded the legislature’s power over elections.” It was, some liberals said, the literal second coming of Jim Crow.

“I want to be crystal clear,” Coke’s CEO James Quincey said in April 2021, “the Coca-Cola Company does not support this legislation, as it makes it harder for people to vote, not easier.”

About that.

Georgia’s top elections official noted on Thursday that critics of the law, including President Joe Biden, were “dead wrong” about the effects of the law.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, told Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade that the state is reporting “record turnout” during the ongoing 2022 primaries.

“You have to remember, when we passed the Election Integrity Act, President Biden came down to Georgia, they told everyone how they did so good up north,” Raffensperger said.

“And yet, meanwhile, in Georgia, we added a day of early voting. We have record turnout. And President Biden’s home state of Delaware has 10 days of early voting. We have 17 days. And right now, so far, we’re at 540,000 people have voted early or had their absentee ballots accepted.”

“We’re going to see probably over 750,000 people vote before Election Day next week. So, we’re having record turnout, and it’s just tremendous to see that President Biden was just flat, dead wrong about Georgia’s Election Integrity Act of 2021,” Raffensperger added.

According to Yahoo News, Raffensperger made a similar comment on Wednesday.

“The record early voting turnout is a testament to the security of the voting system and the hard work of our county election officials,” he said. “As Secretary of State, I promised to strike a strong balance between access and security in our elections, and these numbers demonstrate that I kept that promise and that voters have confidence in Georgia’s elections.”

Yahoo noyed that Georgia’s voting pattern in 2022 has nearly tripled where the state was at this point during the 2018 midterm primary elections.

In fact, Georgia is outpacing itself from the 2020 presidential election by 156 percent, “an election that saw election officials encourage early and mail-in voting to decrease crowding during the pandemic,” Yahoo noted.

Even the liberal media was forced to acknowledge Biden’s “dead wrong” predictions, the hotshot CEOs, and the MLB.

On Thursday, citing data from Raffensperger’s office, The New York Times noted, “A record number of people in Georgia have cast their votes early for the primary elections being held on Tuesday. …”

“More than 600,000 people have voted so far, both in-person during the early voting period and by absentee mail. … The number of voters who have cast ballots in person so far represents a 189 percent increase compared to the same point in the early voting period during the 2020 primaries.”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution noted that “unprecedented waves of voters have already swept into polling places.”

It would be nice to think the liberal critics of the Georgia law would come clean and admit they were wrong. But, then again, why should they break a streak they’ve had going for nearly seven years now.

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