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Raphael G. Warnock, a Democratic Senator in the state of Georgia confessed to signing an email that was sent out by 3.14 Action concerning voting reform that ended up being false information, according to Fox News.
“Sen. Raphael G. Warnock, one of two new Democratic senators representing Georgia, signed an email sent out by the advocacy group 3.14 Action after the law passed, which claimed it ended no-excuse mail voting and restricted early voting on the weekends — also early proposals that did not become law.”
An email signed by Warnock was ultimately flagged as Democratic misinformation and claims the new voting restrictions infringe early weekend voting and removes mail-in-voting.
The new voting laws in Georgia have extended weekend voting to 17 days altogether but no-excuse absentee voters now have restricted time to apply with only 67 days.
Warnock stated, “It is my hope that businesses, athletes, and entertainers can protest this law not by leaving Georgia but by coming here and fighting voter suppression head on, and hand-in-hand with the community.”
From Fox News:
The firestorm around the law has already economically hurt Georgia. Bowing to liberal pressure and outrage from Georgia-based corporations like Delta and Coca-Cola, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred pulled the 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta’s Truist Park, costing the area up to an estimated $100 million in potential revenue.
Warnock said he was disappointed by MLB’s decision but framed it as the fault of Republicans, calling it an “unfortunate” consequence of the voting bill.
The new Georgia lawmaker is a staunch supporter of the For The People Act, a sweeping national voting bill which Republicans have slammed as a massive federal overreach and Democratic power grab.