The world is in an uproar over Major League Baseball moving its All-Star game from Atlanta because of the new voter integrity law in Georgia. The narrative on the new law is that it suppresses voting for minorities. That’s the narrative. It went viral. No one in the national media seemed to check the facts about what the new law does. So now you have corporations and a major sports league feigning wokeness when, in reality, their grand stand is upon a crumbling foundation. Even the Washington Post had to write a story refuting the narrative. Now that’s saying something. If the narrative is so false that the All-Star slant-rag of the left has to refute it, you know it must be really bad.
The narrative attacks the Georgia law on these main points: restricting the distribution of food and water to people standing in line, making it harder to cast absentee ballots, reducing drop boxes for mail ballots, and barring mobile voting places. But the facts, the truth, are not the same as the narrative. Georgia polls will remain open from 7 am to 7 pm, no changes. The Post says that changes to early voting actually expand, not limit, voting opportunities. Sunday early voting remains, and an additional Saturday early voting was mandated. Voter authentication for absentee (mail in) ballots is required. And campaign workers are not allowed to bring water to voters in line—always an electioneering concern.
On March 30, the Post’s Glenn Kessler wrote, “(President Joe) Biden has echoed many of those concerns. But there was one line in both his news conference and his statement that has kept us puzzling until our puzzler was sore. It also puzzled experts who have studied the new law.” On March 25, Biden stated: “What I’m worried about is how un-American this whole initiative is. It’s sick. It’s sick…deciding that you’re going to end voting at five o’clock when working people are just getting off work.” A day later, he said, “Among the outrageous parts of this new state law, it ends voting hours early so working people can’t cast their vote after their shift is over.” Kessler says these statements deserve “Four Pinocchios,” in other words, Biden is lying. And the general narrative is a lie, too.
The truth is, some of the concerns were actually in original versions of the legislation. Those concerns were widely addressed before the final bill was passed and signed into law. Even the Post admits to this. But, the residual remained and became the battle cry for those who do not want to see election reform unless it codifies the “cheat.” The Prophet Isaiah wrote that in transgressing and lying against the Lord, departing from God, speaking oppression and revolt, and lying, “judgment is turned away backward, and justice stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter (Isaiah 59:14).” One has to take notice when a purveyor of propaganda like the Washington Post reveals a “Post” election, “Post” truth. We of the Way, however, are not exempt from believing other post-election, post truths. Seek truth.