Georgia governor, Brian Kemp suggested on Wednesday that voters waiting in long lines to vote in the state can order food from Grubhub or UberEats after a new law made it illegal to provide refreshments to voters waiting in line to cast their ballots.
“They can order a pizza,” Kemp said on the conservative cable news network Newsmax. “They can order Grubhub or UberEats.”
Gov. Kemp signed a new bill into law last month, overhauling the state’s election system based off the lie pushed by Donald Trump that there was widespread fraud in the November election. Among the law’s provisions is a rule barring anyone other than election workers from offering food or water to voters within 150 feet of a polling place.
“The county officials can provide water stations,” Kemp said on Newsmax, adding that the restriction on handing out food and water “is just within 150 feet of the precinct.”
“If you’re 151 feet, campaigns can set up tables, food trucks, they can hand out flyers, put up signs,” he continued. “This has been the case in Georgia for a long time and many, many other states.”
Democrats have pushed back against the law arguing that some provisions in the bill such as requiring a photo ID for absentee ballots and limiting the number of ballot drop box locations would make it more difficult for people of color to vote.
Republicans meanwhile have defended the law, arguing that it is meant to restore confidence in the state’s electoral system, which was repeatedly questioned by Trump and his allies leading up to and after the 2020 presidential election through false claims of widespread voter fraud.