President Biden backs MLB boycott of Georgia, fact checkers dispute his reasoning
President Joe Biden said he supports moving the MLB all-star game out of Atlanta as a means to boycott Georgia for passing an election reform law.
Biden made the statements during an interview on ESPN in which he said the MLB should punish Georgia economically
“Imagine passing a law saying you cannot provide water or food for someone standing in line to vote, or you’re going to close a polling place at 5 o’clock when working people just get off?”
The claims Biden made about the election reform law were the same ones that earned him four Pinocchio’s from the left leaning Washington Post who said he was spreading misinformation.
According to The Post fact checker the law allows for “self-service water from an unattended receptacle” for voters waiting in line. The post also debunked Biden’s repeated claim that the new Georgia law restricts voting access saying “not a single expert we consulted who has studied the law understood why Biden made these claims.”
On election day 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 vote.
In addition experts say the law actually expands early voting access by mandating an additional day of early voting on Saturday and two days of early voting on Sunday were codified.
The post wrote, “somehow Biden managed to turn that expansion into a restriction. There’s no evidence that is the case.”