A Georgia lawmaker is proposing that his state align its voting laws with the more restrictive regulations of New York and Delaware, an admitted “political stunt” designed to rebuke criticism from President Biden, who has lived in Delaware and served as one of its senators, and the Senate. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y.
In a Facebook post on Monday, Republican State Representative Wes Cantrell wrote that he would introduce “President Joe Biden Jim Crow on the Steroid Voting Act” and the “Senator Chuck Schumer Racist Repression Voting Act,” both referring to the phrases of Democratic politicians used to criticize the Georgia law.
Cantrell’s post highlighted how New York and Delaware have stricter limits on the number of early voting days, as well as the eligibility for who can cast an absentee vote.
“Since President Biden appears to be very concerned about our laws here in Georgia, this bill will make Georgia’s voting laws identical to those in his home state of Delaware,” Cantrell said.
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Neither the White House nor Schumer’s office immediately responded to Fox News requests for comment.
Biden had claimed that Georgia law prevented people from providing food and water to voters while they stood in line. He also accused the Republican-led state of ending the vote at 5 pm, “when people just got off work.”
Georgia law actually standardizes what is considered “normal business hours” to mean 9 a.m. M. At 5 p. M., But it still allows counties to extend their voting hours until 7 a.m. M. And until 7 p.m. M. Also allows poll workers to self-serve water from an unattended receptacle within 150 feet of the polling place, but prohibits people from political organizations from actively distributing food and beverages within that distance.
As Cantrell noted, The Washington Post gave Biden four Pinocchioes for his claim about voting times.
“Congratulations on your 4 Pinocchioes from The Washington Post,” read Cantrell’s post.
“And he didn’t just spread misinformation once. He did it over and over. Delaware’s voting laws are draconian compared to Georgia. Until he brings electoral reform to his home state of Delaware, he’s probably better than don’t do this. To use your favorite phrase, ‘Come on man! “
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Georgia’s new law provides 17 days of early voting with two additional Sundays for counties that want it. Meanwhile, Delaware does not have early voting days and will not have them until next year. In New York, early voting takes place over nine days and ends on the second day before the election.
And while Georgia allows voters to cast their vote absentee without excuses, both New York and Delaware have specific criteria for who can participate, according to Ballotpedia.