Former U.S. President Donald Trump criticized Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan this week and suggested Democrats in the state got the better of them.
“Too bad the desperately needed election reforms in Georgia didn’t go further, as their originally approved bill did, but the governor and lieutenant governor would not go for it. The watered-down version, that was just passed and signed by Governor Kemp, while better than before, doesn’t have signature matching and many other safety measures, which were sadly left out. This bill should have been passed before the 2020 Presidential Election, not after,” Trump said in a written statement.
“It is now reported that chain of custody records for over 400,000 absentee ballots are missing or not being shown. I wonder why? Show them now! The Democrats in Georgia really push the Republicans around, like the so-called consent decree, which was illegally signed by the secretary of state without legislative approval—a Democrat DREAM. Boycott all of the woke companies that don’t want Voter ID and free and fair elections.”
Staff for Kemp and Duncan did not return The Georgia Star News’ requests for comment Tuesday.
As reported, Georgia’s new voter integrity law, Senate Bill 202, has angered certain corporate executives. Kemp on Saturday told Major League Baseball officials and executives at Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines that he will not buckle under their pressure. He said he will not do away with SB 202. Kemp said SB 202 expands access to voting, protects no-excuse absentee voting, levels the playing field on voter ID requirements, and streamlines election procedures.
As reported, MLB officials announced they will move this year’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft out of Atlanta.
MLB officials, in a press release, said Tuesday that Denver, Colorado will host this year’s All-Star Game on July 13.
“The decision comes after MLB announced last week that it would relocate the All-Star Game and Draft from Atlanta in response to the passage last month of SB 202, a Georgia law that President Joe Biden recently criticized, saying that it will restrict voting access for residents of the state,” according to the MLB press release.
Colorado, according to Ballotpedia, requires voter ID.
The Centennial State — unlike Georgia — also requires signature verification for mail-in ballots, according to the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office.
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