Gov. Brian Kemp said there is “nothing Jim Crow” about Georgia’s new voting law and condemned Joe Biden and “his supervisors” for failing to read it after the president accused it of being “non-American.”
Kemp had signed a bill on ‘election integrity’ on Thursday that Biden in a pronunciation of the White House as “ Jim Crow in the 21st Century, ” urging Congress to pass national voting acts favored by Democrats.
“ Obviously, neither President Biden nor his counselors have read SB 202, which I signed into law yesterday, ” Kemp said in a statement. pronunciation
“There’s nothing ‘Jim Crow’ about demanding a photo or state-issued ID to vote in absentia – every voter in Georgia has to do this when they vote in person.”
He continued, “President Biden, the left and the national media are determined to destroy the sanctity and security of the ballot box.”
Gov. Brian Kemp said there is “nothing Jim Crow” about the new Georgia voting law
Biden had overturned a new Georgia voting bill as ‘Jim Crow in the 21st Century’ while pushing Congress to pass national voting acts favored by Democrats
Kemp, a Republican, became governor in 2018 after winning in a race against Stacey Abrams, a powerful Democratic attorney who many believe won the Democrats in the second election for two United States Senate seats in Georgia in January.
He was Georgia’s 27th Secretary of State from 2010 to 2018 before being elected governor.
“As secretary of state, I have consistently led the fight to protect Georgia elections from power-hungry, partisan activists,” Kemp said in the statement. “As governor, I will not shrink from keeping Georgia elections safe, accessible and fair.”
Kemp continued to protest Biden’s comments in a performance on Fox news on Saturday when he briefly compared Georgia’s law to that of Biden’s home state of Delaware.
“I don’t think the president or his supervisors have compared Georgia voting law to the state of Delaware he is from, because in the great state of Georgia we have a lot more opportunities to vote early than we do in Delaware,” Kemp said.
Kemp claimed that Georgian law will increase the ability for people to vote early in Georgia and add the ability for people to vote on selected Saturdays and Sundays.
‘It further secures the absentee ballot by simply adding a photo ID or a number of your ID, actually speeding up the postal absentee voting process, which was very slow after the last election’ Kemp said.
When Fox News asked him about Democrats’ concerns that the bill will deprive black voters and minority voters, Kemp asked voters “to just find out what’s on the bill.”
“I would urge them to do just that and ask themselves, who’s honest here,” Kemp said.
Was it the governor and legislature who just voted on this bill? Or is it many of these outside groups that are earning millions of people to bring this false story out? Or the president who clearly does not know his own right to vote in his own state. ‘
Protesters gather to express opposition to a sweeping overhaul of Georgia’s electoral laws. Voting rights groups say the new law will target black residents who make up about a third of the state’s population
The bill was signed by Georgian Governor Brian Kemp and contains restrictive measures, including the elimination of mobile ballot boxes that shorten long lines on election day and criminalize the distribution of food or water to anyone waiting in line to vote.
Voters can be seen casting their votes in the second United States Senate election, at a polling station in Marietta, Georgia on Jan. 5.
Democracy Delicious volunteers handing out food and drink to voters lining up for a voting center in Austell, Georgia. The state’s new law has criminalized the distribution of food or water to people waiting to vote
Kemp echoed his statements about how photo IDs are already required to vote in person.
‘We already have that requirement in our law if you vote in person. Before our last election, an average of 95 percent voted in person, so people are used to using ID to vote in Georgia, ”Kemp said.
“So it doesn’t matter if people pull it off, and if you don’t have ID, we’ll give you one for free.”
Kemp then addressed claims by critics of the law claiming it is removing the ability to use dropboxes to vote.
‘That was never in the law. That has never been in Georgia state law. We’ve done that in this bill, we’re just going to make sure it’s a safe process and those dropboxes are monitored, ” he said.
In Biden’s statement, the president claimed the new law will “ deny people the right to vote. ”
“More Americans voted in the 2020 election than any other election in our country’s history,” Biden said.
In Georgia, we saw this most historic demonstration of the power of the vote twice – in November and then again at the second election for United States Senate seats in January. Recount after recount and trial after trial affirmed the integrity and outcome of a clearly free, fair and secure democratic process. ‘
Biden then accused Republicans of rushing an un-American law to deny people the right to vote.
One of the scandalous parts of this new state law is that voting hours are ended early so that working people cannot cast their votes after their shift is over. It adds rigid restrictions to voting ballots in absentia, effectively denying voting rights to countless voters, ” Biden claimed.
“And it makes it a crime to provide voters with water while they wait in line – Republican officials have created lines of their own by reducing the number of polling stations in the state, disproportionately in black neighborhoods.”
It includes a number of restrictive measures, including the elimination of mobile voting cars, reducing election day lines in highly democratic areas, and criminalizing the distribution of food or water to people waiting to vote.