Joe Biden slammed states passing legislation to enhance election integrity, comparing the effort to modern-day Jim Crow discrimination, following voter fraud allegations during the 2020 election.
He made those remarks during a speech in Philadelphia on Tuesday saying, “This year alone, 17 states have enacted — not just proposed but enacted — 28 new laws to make it harder for Americans to vote, not to mention nearly 400 additional bills Republican members of the state legislature are trying to pass.”
Although, critics claim the legislation makes illegal voting more difficult, and legal voting easier (even expanding access in many cases), Biden called it a “Jim Crow assault,” nevertheless.
He also compared fighting against these measures as “the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War,” as Republicans continue to advocate the importance of free and fair elections far and wide.
Despite Biden’s misleading claims, Georgia passed election integrity legislation earlier this year which now allows 17 days of early voting while the deep-blue state of New York only allows 10 days.
The Peach State has remained center stage in the election integrity battle as Democrats continue to spread lies about what the legislation actually accomplishes.
According to the Heritage Foundation, many of the baseless accusations against these measures have been debunked. One of which is the notion it suppresses votes and limits access to the polls when the opposite is true.
“Despite President Joe Biden’s and other’s false claim that the time period for voting would be restricted, it is not the case that voting must finish at 5 p.m. Counties can set hours anywhere between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. (see line 1446-1447 of the law),” the Heritage Foundation said, debunking the false claim.
Biden’s remarks come as he continues to urge Democrats on Capitol Hill to pass two bills, namely the “For the People Act” and the “John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act,” to preserve what some consider a fraudulent strategy to secure election victory.
The legislation remains at a standstill with no GOP support and it is unclear if that will change.