Trump Issues Statement On Georgia's New "Watered-Down" Voting Laws

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
April 6, 2021

In recent weeks, Georgia has caused an uproar by implementing a slew of new voter laws in response to the 2020 presidential election. Florida has shown interest in following suit, which has led to heavy criticism from across the country. As companies like Delta Airlines, Coca-Cola, and the MLB continue to pull business from Georgia, President Donald J. Trump (R) has released a statement, slamming Georgia leadership for signing a "watered-down" law in his effort to replace some GOP lawmakers with Republicans that support his “America First” agenda.

In the statement, President Trump called the decision to enact the voting laws “too little, too late,” saying “too bad the desperately needed election reforms in Georgia didn’t go further, as they originally approved Bill did, but the Governor and Lt. Governor would not go for it.” Calling it a “watered-down version,” the former president criticized it for missing “Signature Matching and many other safety measures.”

“This Bill should have been passed before the 2020 Presidential Election, not after,” he added, noting that “it is now reported that chain of custody records for over 400,000 Absentee Ballots are missing or not being shown.”

Trump then criticized Democratic leadership in the state, saying that they “really push the Republicans around, like the so-called Consent Decree, which was illegally signed by the Secretary of State without Legislative Approval – a Democrat Dream.”

Ultimately, Trump urged his supporters to “boycott all of the woke companies that don’t want Voter I.D. and Free and Fair Elections.”

Many Republicans have shared this sentiment regarding companies pulling business from Georgia while still maintaining business with the Communist Party of China.

Most recently, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) issued a letter to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, questioning if the MLB would “end its engagement with nations that do not hold elections at all like China and Cuba?” Rubio also asked if Manfred would cut ties to Manfred’s “lucrative financial relationship with Tencent, a company with deep ties to the Communist Party,” which “actively helps the Chinese Government hunt down and silence political dissidents.”

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina is an award-winning senior reporter based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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