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Biden lies, baseball dies

I am assuming most people are aware by now that Major League Baseball has decided to move the 2021 All-Star game from Atlanta, Ga. to Denver, Colo. due to a recent new voter law passed in Georgia and signed by the governor.

Without going into the weeds, it requires voter ID for absentee voting, adds early voting days, including weekends, and codifies into law the addition of voting drop boxes that were used for the first time in 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns. Georgia law still continues to allow “no excuse” absentee voting as long as some method of voter identification is provided. Voter identification laws are not uncommon and at least 35 states require voters to show or present some form of ID when voting, whether it be by mail or in person.

It also addresses electioneering, which is the activity of trying to persuade people to vote for a particular political party. The law states that “no person shall solicit votes [or] distribute or display any campaign material, nor shall any person give, offer to give, or participate in the giving of any money or gifts, including but not limited, food and drink, to [a voter].” This would not prohibit people in line voting from having their own water/food, or have it available from a poll worker or vending apparatus. Some form of electioneering laws exist in all 50 states.

Joe Biden stated, “Come on. You’re going to close the polling place at five o’clock, when working people just get off? This is all about keeping working folks and ordinary folks that I grew up with from being able to vote.” Soon after he said “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.”

On election day in Georgia, polling places will still be 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 new changes those rules. The Washington Post awarded their famous 4 Pinocchios to Biden for making this statement. Again, he reiterated “It’s sick, deciding in some states that you cannot bring water to people standing in line, waiting to vote, deciding that you’re going to end voting at 5:00 when working people are just getting off work, deciding that there will be no absentee ballots under the most rigid circumstances.”

Biden also likened the new law to Jim Crow laws on steroids. Space won’t allow details, but Jim Crow laws were southern Democrat enacted laws that strongly enforced segregation in schools, public transportation, restrooms, restaurants, public places, etc. You can decide if he is lying here.

President Biden publicly supported MLB to move the All-Star game from Georgia, while not knowing the Georgia law and flagrantly lying about it.

How many fans will be finished with MLB, I do not know, but it is well documented that professional sport ratings have plummeted and continue to fall.

Larry Reed

Parkersburg

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