White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki dismantled a right wing lie about Colorado’s election laws after reports that Major League Baseball is moving this season’s All-Star game to the Coors Field in Denver.
Right wing personalities have claimed that Georgia’s new voting laws are less restrictive than Colorado’s laws, that’s not true.
“Is the White House concerned that Major League Baseball is moving their All-Star Game to Colorado, where voting regulations are very similar to Georgia?” Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked.
“Well, let me just refute the first point you made. First let me say on Colorado – Colorado allows you to register on Election Day, Colorado has voting-by-mail where they send to 100 per cent in the state who are eligible,’ Psaki said at the press briefing. “Ninety-four percent of people in Colorado voted by mail in the 2020 election. “They also allow for a range of materials to provide for the limited number of people who vote on election day. I think it’s important to remember the context here of the Georgia legislation is built on a lie. There was no widespread fraud in the 2020 election. Georgia’s top Republican election officials have acknowledged that repeatedly in interviews.”
“What there was, however, was record-setting turnout, especially by voters of color… What we’re seeing here for politicians who didn’t like the outcome, they’re not changing their policies to win more votes, they’re changing the rules to exclude more voters. And we certainly see the circumstances as different,” she added.