Did Biden, MLB blow it on Georgia? Poll shows majority likes Voter ID

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Joe Biden apparently blew it again, along with Major League Baseball, in their zeal for moving the All-Star Game out of Atlanta as “punishment” for the enactment of a voting reform law the president wrongly characterized as “Jim Crow on steroids.”

A new Rasmussen survey released Tuesday reveals 75 percent of likely voters “say requiring voters to show photo identification such as a driver’s license before being allowed to vote is necessary to ‘a fair and secure election process.’” Only 19 percent disagree, and 50 percent of Democrats support the boycott of Georgia businesses while 63 percent of Republicans and 47 percent of Independents oppose such an effort.

“Fifty percent (50%) of voters say they oppose boycotts against Georgia, while 37% support the boycotts and 13% are not sure,” Rasmussen said.

According to Rasmussen, 89 percent of Republicans say requiring photo ID, such as a driver’s license, is necessary to a fair election process, while 65 percent of Democrats and 71 of Independents agree.

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So it appears not only did Biden further distance himself from average citizens, MLB has apparently become a disappointment to many fans.

In the midst of this, the Washington Times is reporting the White House is currently “seeking to minimize the role President Biden played in pressuring Major League Baseball to relocate the 2021 All-Star game from Atlanta in response to the Georgia election law.” Why would this be necessary, other than the likelihood this is all beginning to backfire?

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at her daily briefing the president “was answering a direct question during an interview with ESPN about opening day of baseball.”

“He was simply conveying he would support that decision (to move the All-Star game) if that decision was made by MLB,” she asserted, “just as he would support decisions made by private sector companies.”

Fox News is reporting that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is “baffled” by the decision to move the All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver, Colorado. He compared the voter laws in both states.

“Georgia has 17 days of in-person early voting including two optional Sundays, Colorado has 15,” Kemp said. “So what I’m being told, they also have a photo ID requirement. So it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me.”

Maybe it doesn’t make sense to Fox News, either, as the network reported, “As it turns out, Colorado also requires voters to show identification when voting in person, and the state says that first-time mail-in voters may be required to include a copy of their identification with their ballot.”

But there is more, Fox News noted.

“Georgia requires identification for in-person and all absentee voting,” Fox revealed. “According to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office, voters without ID can use the last four digits of their social security number, a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or another government document with their name and address on it.”

Meanwhile, “Colorado relies on signature matching for absentee ballots other than those from first-time mail-in voters, which is what Georgia did in the 2020 election,” Fox said.


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