Washington Post’s fact-checkers rose questionable claims in many of Biden’s statements regarding recent laws signed into order, according to Fox News.
Biden claimed that a new Georgia law “ends voting hours early,” and that the law signed by Brian Kemp would make it more difficult for the working-class Americans to vote.
“What I’m worried about is how un-American this whole initiative is. It’s sick.”
“It’s sick,” Biden said. “Deciding that you’re going to end voting at five o’clock when working people are just getting off work.”
“Among the outrageous parts of this new state law, it ends voting hours early so working people can’t cast their vote after their shift is over.”
Glenn Kessler took note that Biden’s claim couldn’t be substantiated.
“One could understand a flub in a news conference. But then this same claim popped up in an official presidential statement.”
“Not a single expert we consulted who has studied the law understood why Biden made this claim, as this was the section of law that expanded early voting for many Georgians,” Kessler wrote.
“On Election Day in Georgia, polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and if you are in line by 7 p.m., you are allowed to cast your ballot.”
“Nothing in the new law changes those rules. However, the law did make some changes to early voting.”
“But experts say the net effect was to expand the opportunities to vote for most Georgians, not limit them,” Kessler continued.
Kessler said that Biden must have gotten confused again.
The new law clarifies that early voting can be conducted “beginning at 9:00 AM and ending at 5:00 PM.”
“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,” Kessler wrote.
“We sought an explanation from the White House for the reason for Biden’s remarks but did not receive an on-the-record response.”
Kessler explained why Biden earned the four Pinocchios for his also claims.
“Biden framed his complaint in terms of a slap at working people.”
“The law would ‘end voting at five o’clock when working people are just getting off work’ or ‘ends voting hours early so working people can’t cast their vote after their shift is over,’” he wrote.
“Many listeners might assume he was talking about voting on Election Day, not early voting.”
“But Election Day hours were not changed … an additional mandatory day of early voting on Saturday was added and two days of early voting on Sunday were codified as an option for counties.
“Somehow Biden managed to turn that expansion into a restriction aimed at working people, calling it “among the outrageous parts” of the law. There’s no evidence that is the case,” he wrote.
From Fox News:
Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler wrote Biden’s claim couldn’t be substantiated.
Kessler explained why Biden earned the dreaded four Pinocchios for his falsehood.