Yesterday Just the News posted an article about a campaign email put out by the group 3.14 Action. The email was signed by Senator Raphael Warnock. The email was about the new Georgia election law and contained false information. A spokesman for Senator Warnock’s campaign has explained that the Senator signed the email before the bill was actually drafted into law and that was the cause of the misinformation.
That is probably true, but it raises some questions. Why did the Senator sign the email before the bill was passed? Could he have not waited to see what was actually in the bill that was passed? Why was the focus of the email on the controversial items (that eventually got taken out of the bill)?
The article notes:
The email said that the legislation nixed no-excuse mail voting and restricted early voting on weekends, according to the Washington Post. However, those part of the legislation were in early proposals and never became law.
Georgia Republicans who drafted, passed and enacted the law say it attempts to secure the state’s voting system. Critics say the law, which now requires ID to request an absentee ballot, restricts voting, particularly for minorities.
Meanwhile as a result of Georgia’s attempt to promote election integrity, Major League Baseball has moved its All-Star Game to a place with more voting restrictions than the state it left. It moved the Game to a place with a less diverse population, hurting minority businesses in Georgia. That seems an odd move for people who were claiming that the Georgia voting law was racist.