New York Daily News

Don: Ga. GOPers weak on elex law

- Dave Goldiner

Former President Donald Trump accused Georgia Republican­s on Tuesday of “watering down” the state’s voting law that has drawn harsh criticism from activists, big corporatio­ns and even Major League Baseball.

“Too bad the desperatel­y needed election reforms in Georgia didn’t go further,” Trump said in an emailed statement.

The ex-president accused Republican Gov. Brian Kemp of caving to Democrats by agreeing to leave out key voting restrictio­ns that Trump believes would have helped him win the presidenti­al election.

“The Governor and Lt. Governor would not go for it,” Trump asserted. “Democrats in Georgia really push the Republican­s around.”

Trump raged that Georgia should have passed tight restrictio­ns before the 2020 election, which he narrowly lost to President Biden. Republican­s also lost both U.S. Senate seats in Georgia’s runoff elections, handing control of the chamber to Democrats.

“This Bill should have been passed before the 2020 Presidenti­al Election, not after,” Trump said.

As a nationwide culture war rages over the law and similar ones in other GOP-run states, Trump blasted corporatio­ns for speaking out against the voting restrictio­ns. Delta and Coca-Cola have both denounced Georgia’s law, and the MLB moved its All-Star game from Atlanta in protest.

“Boycott all of the woke companies that don’t want ... Free and Fair Election,” Trump said.

The former president repeatedly denounced Kemp for not supporting his push to overturn the results of Biden’s win in the Peach State.

Despite the deep rift, Kemp — who faces a tricky reelection in 2022 — adopted Trump’s position after the election that the state’s election system was flawed and required a wholesale overhaul.

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