ICYMI: President Obama Calls Out Kemp for Admitting SB 202 was Result of Frustration with 2020 Election Results

November 2, 2022

Kemp: “I was as frustrated as anyone else with the results, especially at the federal level. And we did something about it with Senate Bill 202.”

During Friday’s rally with President Barack Obama, which turned out 7,000 Georgians, the former president called out Gov. Brian Kemp for admitting he passed SB 202 because Republicans lost key races in the 2020 election.

WATCH: President Obama calls out Kemp on SB 202

During a GOP gubernatorial debate in May, Kemp admitted that because he was “frustrated” with the results of the 2020 election, he “did something about it with SB 202,” one of the most egregious voter suppression laws in the country.

MSNBC Previously Noted: “When the governor boasted over the weekend about approving Senate Bill 202 because of his frustration with election results, he was making clear that Georgia Republicans made it harder to vote in 2021 because they didn’t like losing in 2020.”

SB 202 made numerous changes making it more difficult for Georgians to cast a ballot and have it counted, including shortening the window during which voters can request and return an absentee ballot, drastically reducing the number of ballot drop boxes and eliminating hundreds of hours of drop box availability, making it much harder to vote by provisional ballot, and making it a crime for volunteers to hand out a bottle of water or snack to voters waiting in long lines.


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