President Biden said in an interview with ESPN that he strongly supports moving the All-Star Game from Atlanta because of the state’s new voting law.
“I think today’s professional athletes are acting incredibly responsibly,” Biden told ESPN’s Sage Steele in an interview, which aired Wednesday night. “I would strongly support them doing that. People look to them. They’re leaders.
“Look at what’s happened across the board. The very people who are victimized the most are the people who are the leaders in these various sports, and it’s just not right,” Biden said. “This is Jim Crow on steroids, what they’re doing in Georgia and 40 other states.”
Biden has made false claims about the Georgia voting law. It doesn’t end absentee balloting, but it does say you need to provide identification, which is easily obtainable. You can also use the last four digits of your Social Security number.
Biden makes much of the prohibition on giving people on line to vote something to drink. But the issue here is that “helpers” are giving people something to think about. The provision is an attempt to enforce the electioneering law, which prevents advocates from coming within 25 feet of people on line.
You are, in fact, permitted to have a drink of water on line.