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Politics 100 business executives discuss how to combat new voting rules: report

02:40  12 april  2021
02:40  12 april  2021 Source:   thehill.com

Georgia voting law explained: Here's what to know about the state's new election rules

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A group of more than 100 business community leaders joined a Zoom call on Saturday to explore what steps they could take to push back against legislation being considered in state legislatures across the country that would tighten voting laws, The Washington Post reported.

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Leaders from Delta, American, United, Starbucks, Target, LinkedIn, Levi Strauss and Boston Consulting Group were present on the Zoom call, the Post reported. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank was also reportedly included in the conversation.

Two of the avenues discussed were stopping donations to politicians who support the legislation and postponing investments in states that approve the measures, four people who were on the call told the Post, including one of the organizers Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, a Yale management professor.

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The goal of the call was to bring together companies that have issued their own statements following the signing of Georgia's voting bill, the Post reported, citing Sonnenfeld.

The participants didn't settle on any final steps.

The meeting was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

The meeting comes as backlash grows against Georgia's recently passed voting law and the GOP battles with companies who have expressed opposition.

Since Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed the bill, companies including Coca-Cola and Delta have have spoken out against the legislation.

Earlier this month, Major League Baseball announced that it was pulling the league's All-Star Game from Atlanta in protest of the legislation. The July game will now be played in Denver, MLB announced this week.

How Georgia's new voting law compares to other states

  How Georgia's new voting law compares to other states Georgia's new voting law has sparked outrage from Democrats and even been called "Jim Crow on steroids" by President Joe Biden, but many of its provisions have governed elections in other states across the country for years. From voter ID requirements to ballot drop boxes, and early voting schedules to absentee ballot access, there is little new or unique in the freshly minted Georgia rules. In fact, many of the measures critics are attacking have long been in place in blue states, including Biden's home state of Delaware.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) said last week that it was "quite stupid to jump in the middle of a highly controversial issue."

On Wednesday, he backed off his comments, saying at a press conference in Kentucky "I didn't say that very artfully yesterday. They're certainly entitled to be involved in politics. They are. My principal complaint is they didn't read the darn bill."

Lawmakers in Texas advanced legislation on April 1 that would implement new voting restrictions in the state, including limits on polling place hours and reducing options for voters to cast ballots.

Republican state lawmakers look to pass stricter voting requirements. This is how they would work. .
Despite winning the Electoral College in 2016, Trump couldn’t admit he had actually lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton, instead claiming without evidence that she had received millions of illegal votes. Trump made his baseless election fraud accusations again going into the 2020 election and escalated them after Joe Biden was declared the winner, with Trump and many of his supporters refusing to acknowledge his defeat. The widespread belief among Republicans that the election was illegitimate culminated in a “Stop the Steal” rally headlined by Trump on Jan. 6, the day Congress met to officially certify Biden as the winner of the election.

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