From Fox News:
Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., admitted to signing off on false information in a third-party advocacy group’s email that went out about the Georgia voting law after it passed.
The Washington Post flagged an email Warnock signed from the liberal nonprofit 3.14 Action as an example of Democratic misinformation about the sweeping Georgia voting reforms, as it claimed the new law restricted weekend early voting and ended no-excuse mail voting.
“Sen. Raphael G. Warnock, one of two new Democratic senators representing Georgia, signed an email sent out by the advocacy group 3.14 Action after the law passed, which claimed it ended no-excuse mail voting and restricted early voting on the weekends — also early proposals that did not become law,” the Post reported.
Those ideas were considered but did not make it into the final bill, which actually expands early voting in Georgia to 17 days, including two Saturdays. It also still allows no-excuse absentee voting, albeit with a shorter window of 67 days to apply.
A Warnock campaign spokesperson told Fox News it approved the text of the group’s email before Kemp signed the bill, while the provisions were still under consideration. The spokesperson noted the Georgia Senate passed a bill to end no-excuse absentee voting earlier in March, and the Georgia House originally proposed restricting weekend early voting.
However, neither provision made it into the final bill, as the 3.14 Action statement Warnock signed appeared to claim.
The law has been the subject of fierce controversy, with President Biden and other Democrats likening it to racist “Jim Crow“-era restrictions. Kemp and other state Republicans have pushed back on the criticism and said the reforms strengthen voting integrity.
Read the full report at Fox News.
WARNOCK: ‘I am Going to the Senate to Work for All of Georgia’
Rev. Raphael Warnock addressed residents in the Peach State Tuesday night after their pivotal run-off election; saying he’s “going to the Senate to work for all of Georgia.”
“I come before you tonight as a man who knows that the improbable journey that led me to this place, can only happen here. We were told that we couldn’t win this election. Tonight, we proved that with hope, hard work, and the people by our side, anything is possible,” said Warnock.
— The Hill (@thehill) January 6, 2021
“May my story be an inspiration to some young person who is trying to grab hold of the American dream. Georgia, I’m honored by the faith you have shown in me. I promise you I am going to the Senate to work for all of Georgia,” he added.
Watch Warnock’s comments above.
COLLINS on HANNITY: GOP ‘Cannot Let the Democrats Out Work Them’ in Georgia
Rep. Doug Collins slammed the two Georgia Democratic Senate nominees on ‘Hannity’ Tuesday night; saying neither candidate represents the values of the Peach State.
“We are one week away from two Senate races in Georgia that will determine the direction of the country. Control of the Senate is literally on the ballot,” said guest host Trey Gowdy.
“The state of the race is tight. It’s clear, I know we have to look at voter laws all across the country. Warnock is not consistent with Georgia values, Ossoff is just an unknown candidate with too many ties to China,” said Rep. Doug Collins.
“We may get two radical liberals who are not connected to any of the values from across our state. This is a big time election,” he added. “You cannot let the Democrats out work you. You’ve got to get out and vote.”
Watch Collins’ comments above.