Psaki on moving MLB All-Star Game to Colorado: Georgia legislation was 'built on a lie'

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that key context in Major League Baseball’s (MLB) decision to move from Georgia to Colorado was that the Peach State's legislation was "built on a lie."

Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked Psaki to weigh in on Tuesday, noting that the two states had similarities in their election law.

The press secretary refuted that their election law was similar, noting that Colorado mails absentee ballot requests to everyone who is eligible to vote and 94% of the state voted by mail in the 2020 election. She also said the state allows for a "range of materials" to be provided as identification to vote in person.

"But it’s important to remember the context here, the Georgia election bill was built on a lie. There was no widespread fraud in the 2020 election," Psaki continued. "Georgia’s top Republican election officials have acknowledged that repeatedly. What there was, however, was record-setting turnout, especially by voters of color.

"What we're seeing here is for pols who didn't like the outcome, they’re not changing their policies to win more votes, they’re changing the rules to exclude more voters," the press secretary said.

She added that it was ultimately up to MLB to decide where to play their game.

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