PBS NewsHour host Laura Barrón-López asked Biden about the previous allegations of “voter suppression” laws in Georgia, especially since the state has currently broken previous early voting records.
The impressively high turnout of early voters comes after the Biden administration filed a lawsuit against Georgia saying that it had some racist voting practices. The President had specifically dubbed the system “Jim Crow 2.0”. This has led to Georgia election officials wanting an apology from the administration regarding the comments.
Gabriel Sterling, Chief Operating Officer of the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office asked previously how many turnouts records they would need before the administration apologized for their comments. According to the reports released on Friday, the state continues to have extremely high rates of early voters. Early voting in Georgia began on Monday.
According to the press release around 400,000 voters have already voted in the election. This means that since 2018 there has been a 63% increase in early voters.
The office said that under the current rate they would be breaking all of the early voter turnout records.
Fox News Digital asked the gubernatorial campaign of Stacey Abrams if there would be an apology from Abrams, especially after the high turnout rates of the previous allegations of voter suppression. To this Jaylen Black, Press Secretary and spokeswoman for the campaign noted that there is a difference between high turnout and voter access.