Jean-Pierre Refuses To Provide Evidence For Claim Of Georgia Voter Suppression

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre refused to provide evidence to back up claims of voter suppression happening in Georgia during a Tuesday press briefing — claiming that “high turnout and voter suppression can take place at the same time.”

Early voting began last week in Georgia, and the state has experienced record turnout for early voting in a midterm election. In fact, turnout has almost surpassed record levels for even a presidential election.

Thus, Georgians are dismantling the Democrats’ narrative that the state’s election integrity law — which was passed last year — is akin to modern-day Jim Crow and an attempt to restrict voter access in a discriminatory manner. The election integrity law included voter ID requirements and limits on ballot drop boxes, among other measures.

According to the Senate Republican Policy Committee, “The Election Integrity Act expanded in-person early voting hours, mandated each county have at least one drop box for absentee ballots, and secured drop boxes around the clock. It set clear voter ID requirements, expanded weekend voting, and provided increased staff and equipment at polling locations where there have been long waits.”

Numerous Democrats, including President Joe Biden, have attacked the law.

“Jim Crow 2.0 is about two insidious things: voter suppression and election subversion,” the president stated in January 2022. “It’s no longer about who gets to vote; it’s about making it harder to vote. It’s about who gets to count the vote and whether your vote counts at all.”

When asked during the press briefing whether Biden stands by his assertion that Georgia’s law is comparable to racist Jim Crow laws, Jean-Pierre refused to provide a direct answer.

“High turnout and voter suppression can take place at the same time,” Jean-Pierre said. “One doesn’t have to happen on its own. They could be happening at the same time.”

The press secretary was then asked directly about whether the White House believes voter suppression is actually occurring in Georgia.

Jean-Pierre once again refused to respond to the question, saying that she did not “want to get into specifics of what is currently happening in one race.”

“But doesn’t that record turnout show that Georgia voters are finding ways to vote, even amid the —” the reporter attempted to follow up before the press secretary interrupted.

“Look, again, I’m not going to get into specifics of what Georgia voters are doing,” Jean-Pierre interjected. “What I am saying is that, you know, generally speaking, again — more broadly speaking, of course — high turnout and voter suppression can take place at the same time.”