The Washington Post Fact Checker just gave Stacey Abrams two Pinocchios for this claim that the new Georgia voting law “eliminates hours of voting”:

“It restricts the hours of operation because it now, under the guise of setting a standardized timeline, it makes it optional for counties that may not want to see expanded access to the right to vote. They can now limit their hours. Instead of those hours being from 7 to 7, they’re now from 9 to 5, which may have an effect on voters who cannot vote during business hours, during early voting.”

Their conclusion:

The Pinocchio Test

This is a good example of how different phrasing can change the Pinocchio count. Abrams tried to make the same general point as Biden, but she did it more artfully, especially in the clip that went viral. She made clear that she was talking about early-voting rules and she used words such as “may,” “optional” and “can,” avoiding the certitude of Biden’s statements.

At the same time, Abrams leaves the impression that the previous hours were 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and avoids saying the previous law had a vague “normal business hours” standard that sometimes meant even less than 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For ordinary people not attuned to the debate over the Georgia law, her language misleadingly implies that voting is restricted to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., especially when she says the law “eliminates hours of voting.”

So, when will all the media outlets that quoted her run their corrections?

And we do like how the only way she avoided Four Pinocchios like the paper gave President Joe Biden for a similar claims is that she “lied ‘more artfully'”:

Gov. Brian Kemp points out that Dems are up to “SIX Pinocchios,” and counting, on the new law:

And here’s Sean Spicer from the top rope with a note to all the “WOKE CEOS” out there:

Do better, journos:

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