New York Daily News
Don: Ga. GOPers weak on elex law
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.