Advocacy Groups Uses Mobile Billboard To Call Biden Out On Voting Rights
A conservative advocacy group will be driving a mobile billboard around Atlanta where President Joe Biden is scheduled to speak Tuesday on the Democrats’ voting overhaul.
Honest Elections Project Action, a conservative organization, will be driving a mobile billboard around the Atlanta University Center Consortium at Clark Atlanta University slamming Biden for his party’s plan to federalize the American electoral system.
Jason Snead, the executive director of Honest Elections Project Action, said Monday that his organization is “trying to get the facts out” with the billboard.
“There’s been a lot of really heated rhetoric that, I think, has been designed to distract from what is really going on in state election reform and to build pressure to get rid of the filibuster, fundamentally change the way the Senate operates,” Snead said. “That’s what this speech is going to be about. That’s what this entire week is going to be about, in a lot of respect.”
“So we just wanted to make sure that there were some, from the perspective of the president, inconvenient facts that can’t be ignored, like the fact that Georgia has twice as many early voting days as his own home state of Delaware,” Snead continued, pointing out that early voting has been in Georgia “for a lot longer than Delaware.”
Snead said he and his group wanted to make it as difficult as possible for Biden to “ignore” the facts they are getting out there, such as a big difference between Delaware and Georgia election law.
Snead said the Honest Elections Project has “been engaged in this fight” for the past year and that the legislation the blue party is pushing is targeted at putting the federal government in control when it comes to elections, as well as other changes.
“I don’t know how many Americans, when you say that you’re fighting for voting rights, think that means that we should be directing taxpayer dollars to politicians’ campaigns, but that’s what some of these bills do,” Snead said.
“And a whole bunch of other stuff, which all is really designed to weaken voting safeguards and, I would argue, change the machinery of democracy to favor one party over the other,” he continued. “And that’s just not what democracy’s supposed to be about.”
Biden is expected to support changing or eradicating the filibuster in his Tuesday speech as the majority of Democrats in the Senate, except for Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, demand the chamber rule be struck, even though many of them previously supported using the filibuster.
There has already been much buzz surrounding the president’s speech as big names have decided not to attend, including former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and several Georgia voting rights groups.
Republicans online were quick to mention Abrams’ absence, as the former Democratic candidate made voting legislation her signature issue.
“How toxic does Biden have to be for Stacey Abrams to be like ‘ah sorry I have other plans’ for an event about her *signature issue.*”