Georgia Sets New Single Day Early Voting Record In Senate Runoff

ATHENS, GA - MAY 23: Heisman Trophy winner and Republican candidate for US Senate Herschel Walker speaks at a rally on May 23, 2022 in Athens, Georgia. Tomorrow is the Primary Election Day in the state of Georgia. (Photo by Megan Varner/Getty Images)

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  • “As you know, I have to be careful. I cannot get into politics from here,” Jean-Pierre said, “The president has been very clear that based on the ‘Big Lie’ there have been a host of anti-voter policies forced on states that challenge America’s fundamental right to vote, the access to voting. So this is against our most basic values, including respect for the law and the constitution.”
  • Jean-Pierre also claimed that record turnout doesn’t disprove voter suppression.
  • “Speaking generally of course, but more broadly, high turnout and voter suppression can take place at the same time,” she added. “One doesn’t have to happen on its own. They can be happening at the same time, but I will leave it there without being able to really dig into the politics of this.”

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