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Biden’s press secretary doubles the president’s voting rights in Georgia – despite fact-checking
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday attempted to fuel President Biden’s criticism of Georgia’s new electoral law – even after a fact-check revealed his line of attack was wrong.
Biden had claimed that Georgia’s new law would prevent voters from accepting food and water while queuing at polling stations. He also accused the Republican-led state of ending the 5pm vote “when people are leaving work”.
Georgian law actually unifies what is considered “normal business hours” to 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but allows counties to extend their voting hours to 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Additionally, election workers can also provide self-service water from an unattended receptacle within 150 feet, but prohibit people from actively distributing food and drinks at that distance.
On Thursday, Psaki did not step back from Biden’s comments, but defended them. “It standardizes the end of voting at five every day, doesn’t it?” Psaki asked Edward Lawrence of FOX Business while referring to the law. “There are only options. There are options to expand it, right, but it standardizes it to five. It also makes it so that outside groups can’t provide water or food to people in line, right?”
Their comments came after the Washington Post gave Biden four Pinocchios for his voting time claim. CLICK HERE FOR MORE ABOUT OUR TOP STORY.
In other developments:
– Former Georgia MP Doug Collins hits back in Biden on voter suppression claims: “Learn to Read”
– Alveda King Says Georgia Electoral Law “is not an effort to suppress voters”.
– Martha MacCallum pushes back the claims of democratic guests regarding the Georgian electoral law: “This is histrionics”
– The Atlanta Journal Constitution issues a revision after repeating Biden’s falsehood about Georgia’s new electoral law
– Governor Kemp: Biden tries to divert attention from the border crisis by calling for the MLB All-Star Game to be pulled out of Georgia
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Derek Chauvin Trial: George Floyd’s ex-girlfriend testifies about his drug use and relationship
George Floyd’s former girlfriend took the stand Thursday as the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin continued in Minnesota.
Courteney Ross told the court how she and Floyd met at a Salvation Army animal shelter where he worked as a security officer and discussed their shared history of drug addiction.
“Both Floyd and I, our story, it’s a classic story about how many people become addicted to opioids,” Ross said. “We both suffered from chronic pain. Mine was in my neck and his in his back. We both had prescriptions. But we got addicted to recipes that were filled and tried many times to break that addiction.”
Ross, 45, testified in tears at the Minneapolis’ Hennepin County courthouse where Chauvin is being charged with murder and manslaughter in police custody in connection with Floyd’s death in May 2020. The most serious charges against Chauvin include a sentence of up to 40 years in prison. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.
In other developments:
– Shannon Bream: “We have to trust the Derek Chauvin jury” to “make a good decision” based on evidence
– GREGG JARRETT: Graphic video and testimony support 3rd degree murder charges on Day 4 of the Chauvin Trial
– Axios seeks to reduce Florida’s “anti-riot” law and insists that George Floyd’s protests were “largely peaceful”.
– Chauvin said viewer Floyd was a “considerable guy”, “probably on something”.
Abbott and Patrick defend Texas electoral law before corporations “who don’t share our values”.
The Texas governor and lieutenant governor both rang out Thursday after companies like American Airlines criticized the GOP’s proposal to revise electoral laws in the Lone Star State.
The Texas Senate approved the bill earlier Thursday. It calls for changes to polling times and the number of voting machines at polling stations and would give the state more authority in local elections, the Dallas Morning News reported. The bill now goes to the Texas House.
Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, defended the bill as an attempt to “protect the integrity of the elections,” the report said. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, also a Republican, criticized corporate critics for participating in the state’s political debates, and urged American Airlines to do so.
“Texans are fed up with companies that don’t share our values and try to dictate public policy,” Patrick said in a statement. He also claimed that an American Airlines lobbyist “admitted that neither he nor the American Airlines CEO had actually read the legislation”. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.
In other developments:
– Corporations join forces to condemn Texas electoral law
– The Texas Senate is promoting the electoral law that limits early voting hours and requests for postal votes
– Graham: CEOs attacking Georgia electoral law are full of crap and scared.
– Ingraham: Companies that speak out against Georgian law should be treated as “enemies of fair elections”.
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TODAY MUST READ:
– Train accident in Taiwan: At least 34 dead, 72 injured
– McConnell says Biden’s infrastructure package will not receive GOP support and will oppose it “every step of the way”.
– Cruz, AOC are on Twitter for the immigration debate
– Police defused: Big cities feel the loss of police funding as murders, other crimes are on the rise
– Jim Clyburn launches a devastating attack on Joe Manchin for filibuster
– The North Carolina Sheriff publishes a 911 call for alleged street shooting
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Tucker Carlson went to Congress Thursday night, accusing lawmakers of collecting taxes on American citizens but delivering little in return.
“When politicians want something, they just print the money,” Carlson told Tucker Carlson Tonight. “It’s called modern monetary theory. They’ve been doing this for years, and it’s accelerating. So there’s no real reason to raise taxes – on anything.
“But Joe Biden wants to raise taxes to punish you – and he plans to do that,” he continued. “The government is calling for a tax increase of about $ 3 trillion over a 10-year period, including taxes on individual income, investments and businesses.”
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