Psaki "Refutes" MLB Controversy: Colorado Is A Vote By Mail State, "Georgia's Legislation Is Built On A Lie"

WH press secretary Jen Psaki cooly responded <a href="https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/04/06/watch_live_wh_press_briefing_with_press_secretary_jen_psaki.html">during Tuesday's briefing</a> when FOX News reporter Peter Doocy asked again about Major League Baseball moving this year's All-Star Game to Colorado from Georgia in response to a controversial new voting law passed by state GOP officials. "Let me just refute the first point you made," she said about his claim that Colorado and Georgia have similar voting rules. "94 percent of people in Colorado voted by mail in the 2020 election and they also allow for a range of materials to provide even if they vote on Election Day for the limited number of people who--who vote on Election Day." "I think it's important to remember the context here of the Georgia legislation is built on a lie." <BLOCKQUOTE>PETER DOOCY, FOX NEWS, QUESTION: And is the White House concerned that Major League Baseball is moving their All-Star Game to Colorado where voting regulations are very similar to Georgia? JEN PSAKI: Well, let me just refute the first point you made. First, let me say on Colorado, Colorado allows you to register on election day, Colorado has voting by mail where they send to 100 percent of people in the state who are eligible application to vote by mail, 94 percent of people in Colorado voted by mail in the 2020 election and they also allow for a range of materials to provide even if they vote on Election Day for the limited number of people who--who vote on Election Day. I think it's important to remember the context here of the Georgia legislation is built on a lie. It's--there was no widespread fraud in the 2020 election. Georgia's top Republican election officials have acknowledged that repeatedly in interviews and what there was however was record-setting turnout especially by voters of color so instead what we are seeing here is for politicians that didn't like the outcome they are not changing their policies to win more votes, they are changing the rules to exclude more voters and we certainly see the circumstances as different. But ultimately--sorry, let me add one more thing, it's up to Major League Baseball to determine where they are holding their All-Star Game.</BLOCKQUOTE>