We noted earlier today the growing chatter about Denver being awarded the Major League Baseball All-Star Game and the related discussion about Colorado’s election laws as compared to the new draconian regulations instituted in Georgia.
Republicans are making a concerted effort to spin a completely false narrative that Colorado’s election laws are actually MORE restrictive than in Georgia. The blowback from local and national media outlets has been swift.
Take a look…
Here’s Nick Riccardi of The Associated Press:
This is utterly false and startling to see on any website that purports to report news https://t.co/6agLiRftzK
— Nick Riccardi (@NickRiccardi) April 6, 2021
Alex Burness of The Denver Post agrees:
This is journalistic malpractice. https://t.co/dlCnEqdCRu
— Alex Burness (@alex_burness) April 6, 2021
As does The Washington Post:
And Jesse Paul of The Colorado Sun:
— Jesse Aaron Paul ☀ (@JesseAPaul) April 6, 2021
Even the White House is getting involved:
Fox News tried to insert their lie that Colorado’s voting laws are the same as Georgia’s into the White House Press Briefing, but Press Secretary Jen Psaki shot it down. pic.twitter.com/BWNFa1CDbs
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) April 6, 2021
Here’s Marshall Zelinger of 9News replying to South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott:
It’s great to find stats that fit a specific narrative.
Colorado screwed up elections in 2008 and 2012, so it went to an all-mail ballot system. You know this and left it out. Or don’t know this, and choose not to do research. Either way is not a good look.#copolitics https://t.co/9sKx8Boou5 pic.twitter.com/83UpiG1Gcy
— Marshall Zelinger (@Marshall9News) April 6, 2021
And Kyle Clark of 9News:
*when people from out-of-state try to tell you Colorado’s voting laws are just like Georgia’s* pic.twitter.com/zGoJkoSkjX
— Next with Kyle Clark (@nexton9news) April 6, 2021
To the Republican strategists who thought this was a good idea, we salute your incompetence.