Amid the controversy of baseball moving its All-Star Game from 51% Black Atlanta to 9% Black Denver, White House press secretary Jen Psaki struck back at Republican criticism of Colorado's election laws being similar to those passed recently by the Georgia legislature.
"Let me just refute the first point you made," Psaki told reporters during the daily press briefing Tuesday when asked by Fox News reporter Peter Doocy about the similarly election laws in both states. "First, let me say, on Colorado, Colorado allows you to register on Election Day.
"Colorado has voting by mail, where they send to 100% of people in the state who are eligible. On application to vote by mail, 94% of people in Colorado voted by mail in the 2020 election.
"And they also allow for a range of materials to provide even if they vote on Election Day for the limited number of people who vote on Election Day."
Psaki rebuked Georgia's election reforms as being "built on a lie."
"I think it's important to remember the context here," Psaki continued. "The Georgia legislation is built on a lie. There was no widespread fraud in the 2020 election."
She pointed to the public comments of Georgia's top Republican election officials having "acknowledged that, repeatedly, in interviews."
"What there was, however, record-setting turnout, especially by voters of color," she said. "So, instead, what we're seeing here is for politicians who didn't like the outcome, they're not changing their policies; they're changing the rules to exclude more voters. And we certainly see the circumstances as different."
Republicans argue the election reforms are needed to "secure" elections and discourage "cheating," as Gov. Brian Kemp, R-Ga., told Monday night's "The Ingraham Angle."
"But, ultimately, let me add 1 more thing: It's up to Major League Baseball to determine where they're holding their All-Star Game," Psaki concluded.
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