Democrat President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have yet to respond after Georgia has seen record voter turnout under the state’s new election integrity laws.
Biden, Harris, the Democrats, and many on the Left, including Major League Baseball, were outraged that Georgia introduced laws that require voters to show ID before voting.
They argued that the laws were restrictive and even “racist” while MLB boycotted the state over the change.
However, it appears they now owe the Peach State an apology after Georgia saw record turnout in early voting for this year’s primary.
On Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News Radio’s “Brian Kilmeade Show,” Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) said Biden has been proven “just flat, dead wrong” about Georgia’s election laws.
“You have to remember, when we passed the Election Integrity Act, President Biden came down to Georgia, they told everyone how they did so good up north,” Raffensperger stated.
“And yet, meanwhile, in Georgia, we added a day of early voting.
“We have record turnout,” he noted.
“And President Biden’s home state of Delaware has ten days of early voting. We have 17 days.
“And right now, so far, we’re at 540,000 people have voted early or had their absentee ballots accepted.
“We’re going to see probably over 750,000 people vote before Election Day next week.
“So, we’re having record turnout, and it’s just tremendous to see that President Biden was just flat, dead wrong about Georgia’s Election Integrity Act of 2021,” he said.
According to the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, “through Tuesday, May 17th, just under 500,000 people have early voted in Georgia—a 196% increase from the same point in the early voting period in the 2018 primary election and a 156% increase in the same point in the early voting period in the 2020 primary election.”
“I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game and MLB draft,” Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said when he pulled the All-Star game.
“Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box.”
Biden also put our statements blasting the laws as “racist.”
In April last year, Biden even went as far as to describe the new laws—which would place ID requirements on voting and limit the use of ballot drop boxes—as “Jim Crow on steroids.”
“The President has made his concerns about the bill passed in Georgia clear, given its extreme provisions that impact the ability of so many citizens to cast their votes,” the White House said at the time.
“He said earlier this week that if the decision was made by Major League Baseball to move the All-Star game, he would certainly support that decision – and now that MLB has made that choice, he certainly does.”
President Donald Trump fired back at the time by urging his supporters to “boycott baseball and all of the woke companies that are interfering with Free and Fair Elections.”
The Georgia Secretary of State issued a statement that said:
As the third week of early voting for Georgia’s 2022 primary election continues, Georgia voters are turning out in record numbers across the state.
Through Tuesday, May 17th, just under 500,000 people have early voted in Georgia—a 196% increase from the same point in the early voting period in the 2018 primary election and a 156% increase in the same point in the early voting period in the 2020 primary election.
Georgia has had record early voting turnout since the first day of early voting this year, surging to nearly three times the number on the first day of primary voting in 2018 and double that of 2020, and has continued on that path since.
“The record early voting turnout is a testament to the security of the voting system and the hard work of our county election officials,” said Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger.
“As Secretary of State, I promised to strike a strong balance between access and security in our elections, and these numbers demonstrate that I kept that promise and that voters have confidence in Georgia’s elections.”
While reports of lines have been minimal thus far, early voting turnout is expected to increase during the last days of early voting this week.