Facts First? CNN Host Don Lemon Insists Biden”Misspoke” About Georgia Election Law… Repeatedly

The White House is only one outfit fighting to spell out the false statements repeatedly made by President Joe Biden about Georgia’s election legislation.  Biden’s untrue claims are widely refuted, such as the Washington Post.  However, CNN’s host Don Lemon resisted those raising the false statements insisted Biden merely misspoke. What was not clarified CNN was how the Georgia legislation is”Jim Crow on steroids” if both of these objections are fictitious and states like New York and Delaware (and Colorado in which the MLB is sending exactly the All-Star match ) have stricter terms. CNN ran the motto”Facts First” through the Trump Administration, but it seems that facts are somewhat more fluid in 2021.
Lemon lashed out at critics of Biden because”exceptionally dishonest and publicly partisan” for his statements about the election legislation. Lemon mocked these raising the problem:

“do so, Republicans have a new talking point, trying to flip Trump’s enormous lie on Joe Biden, saying Joe Biden is lying around what’s in Georgia’s new voting legislation that restricts ballot access.

The issue is that the Biden and the White House have continued to maintain the statements as accurate.
Through a meeting on ESPN, Biden continued his claim that the law has been”Jim Crow on steroids” and added:”Picture passing a law saying you cannot provide food or water for someone standing in line to vote, can not do this? C’mon! Or you are going to shut a polling location in 5 o’clock when working folks simply get off?”
As we discussed, it’s hard to”imagine” because it is not accurate and the White House understands it is not true.   I won’t replicate the obviously false claim regarding shutting polling places early.  As the Washington Post noted,”the net impact [of the Georgia law] will be… to enlarge the chances to vote for many Georgians, not restrict them.”
Even CNN finally called out the claims as false. CNN’s fact-checker Daniel Dale mentioned that Biden’s statement”is misleading for two reasons. First, the new law does not alter Georgia’s Election Day voting hours, which end at 7 p.m. Second, while the legislation does establish a default time of 5 for early voting on weekdays and on Saturdays, counties were already allowed to end early unemployment at 5 p.m. under the prior law. The new law gives counties the option to provide early voting as late as p.m. if they would like to.”
Biden and the White House also have pushed the claim that Georgia won’t let voters get water in polling places, which can be demonstrably false. The legislation does not prevent people from providing water to those standing in line. The legislation allows”self-service water in the unattended receptacle” for voters waiting in line. It also permits everyone to give food or water to any Republicans out limited region around the polling place. The shift in the speech followed complaints in the past elections that attempts were circumventing the principles by distributing water and food inside the restricted location. It makes no sense to bar people from politicking at the region if they could exhibit the identical political identifications in approaching people in line for the role of giving away free drink or food. If the concern is really for the waiting voters, then it should not matter that the water is distributed without a political affiliation. States like New York ban any water or item worth over a buck. Period.
It’s challenging to maintain that Biden misspoke differently when his Press Secretary is still attempting to claim he spoke truthfully.  The very first evidence that Biden misspoke could be Biden correcting his statements and saying that the Georgia law really expands the guaranteed hours for unemployment and that voters could be awarded water whilst standing based on non-political self sustaining bins.
In addition, the claims about both water and hours were the primary reasons cited for claiming that the legislation was worse compared to the Jim Crow laws — laws that mandated racial segregation. New polling indicates that, even after this effort, Americans are still overwhelmingly support such mandatory identification principles with nearly 75 percent in favor of such rules. Indeed, over 50% of Democrats support such voter identification principles.  A few polling shows 63% of Democrats encouraging such mandatory rules.
If Biden misspoke about the water and hour fluctuations, what in the legislation would be worst than Jim Crow?  When it’s the voter identification, then blue states including Colorado are alike guilty as would be Democrats who encourage such terms.
These issues are rallying cries for hunting the most unprecedented federalization of elections, including a preemption of state voter identification principles.  The effort was successful in alerting companies like Delta and United Airlines (which require picture identification to fly) to condemn the legislation as well as the MLB (which requires photo identification to enter the match ).
There are valid issues to discussion on those election laws. Let’s debate them however, as CNN previously explained,”facts first.”
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