Biden Admin Defends Georgia Voting Claims, Despite Being Debunked by the Left
Left-wing 'fact-checker' ruled Joe Biden's election claims were false
The White House is continuing to defend comments made by Joe Biden about Georgia's voting laws, even after the claims were debunked by a left-wing "fact-checker."
Press Secretary Jen Psaki furthered Biden's criticism of the Peach State's new election integrity law even after The Washington Post published a fact check determining his line of attack was false.
Biden had claimed that Georgia's law blocked people from providing voters with food and water while they stood in line.
He also accused the state of ending voting at 5 pm "when people are just getting off work."
Georgia's law actually standardizes what's considered "normal business hours" to mean 9 am to 5 pm but it still allows counties to extend their voting hours to as early as 7 am and as late as 7 pm.
The Republican-led state also allows poll workers to provide self-service water for voters from an unattended receptacle within 150 feet but prohibits people from actively distributing food and drink within that distance.
Despite the claims being proved wrong, Psaki refused to back down from Biden's comments on Thursday.
Instead, she chose to defend them.
"It standardizes the ending of voting every day at five, right?" Psaki asked Fox Business reporter Edward Lawrence while referring to the law.
"It just gives options," she continued.
"It gives options to expand it, right, but it standardized it at five.
"It also makes it so that outside groups can’t provide water or food to people in line, right?"
Her comments came after The Washington Post gave Biden "four pinocchios" - meaning his claim was false - for his allegations about voting times.
"Biden framed his complaint in terms of a slap at working people," The Post's Glenn Kessler wrote.
"The law would 'end voting at five o'clock when working people are just getting off work' or 'ends voting hours early so working people can't cast their vote after their shift is over.'"
"Many listeners might assume he was talking about voting on Election Day, not early voting.
"But Election Day hours were not changed," Kessler noted.
"As for early voting, the law made a modest change, replacing a vague 'normal business hours' — presumed to be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — to a more specific 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. time period.
"But that's the minimum."