President Joe Biden has been extremely critical of new election reform laws recently passed in Georgia — so much so that he’s resorted to spreading falsehoods about the specifics of some of those reforms.
According to the Washington Examiner, the lies he’s telling about the laws have become so extreme that it prompted a fact-check by the Washington Post, one of his greatest mainstream media. The newspaper issued a “Four Pinocchio” rating over the president’s false claims that the new laws prevent working people from voting after their shift is over.
“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,” Biden falsely claimed, while adding how he thinks the laws are “un-American.”
“It’s sick. It’s sick … deciding that you’re going to end voting at five o’clock when working people are just getting off work,” the president added.
Glenn Kessler of The Post responded to Biden’s outright lies, not only pointing out that his claims were not even remotely true, but added that the state’s new laws actually expanded early voting hours.
“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,” Kessler wrote. He added that while early voting procedures were modified in the bill, the intent of those modifications will result in more opportunities to vote for most residents of the state.
As Fox News reported, Kessler went on to issue a not-so-subtle jab at Biden for spreading such blatant misinformation regarding the new Georgia voting laws.
“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 said.
Though the Washington Post and Biden’s other allies in the media have done a bang-up job covering for him so far, Biden’s lies have apparently reached a point where even some of the most left-leaning outlets can no longer stand by and listen to him lie about incredibly important topics that have such a massive impact on the country.