The Job Creators Network criticized President Joe Biden’s Tuesday speech that called Georgia’s voting reform law a “Jim Crow assault,” arguing he is instead attacking “common sense” voting measures.
“Biden’s fearmongering that Republicans are trying to take over state elections in defiance of the will of the voters is ridiculous slander. What he calls voter ‘suppression’ and ‘subversion’ is really just commonsense voting integrity measures,” Alfredo Ortiz, President and CEO of the Job Creators Network (JCN), said in a statement.
“His claim that minorities can’t comply with simple voting procedures such as voting in the proper precinct or showing ID is soft bigotry,” Ortiz added.
“He called Georgia’s voting law, which makes it easy to vote but hard to cheat, ‘vicious’ and ‘odious.’ As a result of his lies, Major League Baseball moved its All-Star Game, being played tonight, from Atlanta to Denver, depriving local small business owners of roughly $100 million in economic activity when they needed it most,” he added.
Ortiz argued the real focus is passing the For the People Act that would nationalize many voting rights traditionally given to states. “Biden is lying about voting subversion to drum up support for HR 1, which would amount to a federal takeover of election law to benefit Democrats,” Ortiz said.
The Republican National Committee agrees. To act against Biden’s misinformation, the committee aired ads during the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
The statement and the ad both attempt to push back on Biden’s false claims that Georgia’s voting bill is racist. However, the efforts will unlikely stop Democrats from continuing their unfounded claims against conservatives.