Governor of Georgia Brian kempBrian Kemp Mayor of Atlanta Issues Order to Expand Access to Ballots Psaki Refutes Fox Reporter’s Claim of ‘Very Similar’ Colorado and Georgia Laws MLB All-Star Game Officially Moved to Denver MORE (R) on Wednesday rejected criticism of the state’s controversial new voting law that in part prohibits non-election workers from providing food and water to voters in line, arguing that people can “ask for Grubhub or Uber Eats.”
Kemp said Biden-vote / 2021/04/07 / id / 1016702 / “>during an interview on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America” show that “misinformation and lies from the people up to the White House” fueled statements of condemnation against the voting bill from companies like Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines. MLB also moved its 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver due to voting measures.
Democrats have rejected the law since it was enacted late last month, arguing that provisions such as requiring photo identification for absentee ballots and limiting the number of ballot box locations would make it difficult for voters of color to turn out. In the elections.
President Biden specifically referred to the law as “Jim Crow in the 21st century.”
“They just say it’s repression, it’s Jim Crow,” Kemp said Wednesday, adding, “It’s a false narrative, and people need to understand that.”
The Republican governor then responded to criticism of the law’s provision limiting the distribution of food and water at polling stations, confirming that polling stations can still provide soft drinks and that people can bring their own food and water.
“They can order a pizza. They can order Grubhub or Uber Eats. County officials can provide water stations, “he said, adding that the restriction on the delivery of food and water” is only 150 feet from the compound. “
“If you’re 151 feet tall, campaigns can set up tables, food trucks, they can hand out flyers, put up posters,” he continued. “This has been the case in Georgia for a long time and in many, many other states.”
Multiple social media users condemned Kemp for suggesting that voters order food, with some saying the statement was “deaf,” as many people may not be able to afford food delivery services.
This has to be a joke, right? @BrianKempGA defends his voter suppression bill that criminalizes giving water to people who wait in long lines to vote by saying they can order Uber Eats. #gagov #gapol # SB202 pic.twitter.com/bEXPN4Mn1F
– Sam Newton (@SamNewton) April 7, 2021
Republicans have defended the new voting law, arguing that it is intended to restore confidence in the state’s electoral system, which was repeatedly challenged by the former President TrumpDonald TrumpYelp Creates Tool to Help Support Asian-Owned Businesses Ship Linked to Iran’s Espionage Attacked at Sea Biden Exceeds Vaccine Expectations – So Far MORE and its allies before and after the 2020 presidential elections through unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud.
Many have called for boycotts against Georgia-based companies that have not condemned the voting law.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in announcing the league’s decision last week to eliminate the Peach State All-Star Game that it was “the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport.”
However, Republicans have rejected Manfred and MLB in the past week, and several of them have analyzed Manfred’s membership in Georgia’s exclusive Augusta National Golf Club and threatened to strip him of MLB’s antitrust exemption.