“So our hope is that … this boycott will change the law, because we understand that when you limit people’s ability to vote, you create a democracy that is fully for all of us Can’t work. Omar said, “We must stand our ground in order to remain a ray of hope for all democracies around the world.”
In an impressive performance by Hubris – noting that he signed the Georgia voting law is creating an economic deadlock – state Republican Gov. Brian Kemp argued in a press conference Saturday that the cost of democratic criticism of the voting law ” Was “hard-working Georgian”. A salary. He alleged that the MLB “claimed to fear and lie to liberal activists,” suggesting that Democrats such as Abrams were using the debate to raise crores of “fake resentments”.
Kemp said, “Georgian and all Americans should know what this decision means. It means cancel the culture and the partisan activists are coming to your business.” “They are coming to your hometown for your game or event, and they are coming to cancel everything from the game to how you live, and they will do nothing to silence all of us. ”
“It’s finally time for Republicans and conservatives to struggle – we have more people doing what they do – so far! Boycott Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, JP Morgan Chase, Viacom CBS, Citigroup, Cisco, UPS and Merck. “Trump said in a statement.” Don’t go back on your products until they trust you. We can play better games than them. ”
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms now faces Democrats as they grapple with the strength of corporate pressure to try measures to prevent Georgia from spreading to other states.
Bottom told CNN’s Frederick Whitfield during an interview to “Newsroom” that I can’t say that I like it, but I’m certainly the first of many outcasts in our state. Saturday. “The metro Atlanta area is home to about 30 Fortune 500 companies. Our state has a very large tourism industry. And as legislators and the governor have decided to move forward with this bill, people are not making the decisions that come our way.” For the state. And it’s going to affect millions of Georgians, employment, small businesses, our corporations, and that’s very unfortunate. “
The law, he said, is a terrible example for the rest of the country and people are going to show us how they feel by keeping their dollars out of this state.
Texas Voter Suppression Laws Could Be the Next Front
The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University has determined that a vote at the state level to suppress the vote after Trump’s baseless campaign to get voters in touch with voters after Trump’s baseless campaign now restricts voting 361 bills have been introduced. deception. Center’s tally released last The week showed that the number of bills curbing voting rights had dropped to 43% since its last count about a month ago.
One of the next fronts in this voting rights drama will clearly be Texas, which already has the most prohibitive voting laws in the country.
The bill would ban drive-through voting and require voters with disabilities to confirm on their vote-by-mail application that they have “an illness or physical condition that prevents them from appearing at the polling place” without personal assistance. Possibility of or hurting my health. ”It will also empower participating pole watchers, allowing them to videotape voters.
The Texas ACLU called the bill “a drastic attempt at voter suppression,” which would unfairly limit early voting time and make it “more difficult for Texans with disabilities and those who voted to cast their votes.” Need help. ”
But Texas state Sen. Brian Hughes, one of the bill’s GOP authors, has said the law advances a simple goal – “it’s easy to vote, but hard to cheat” – and has highlighted provisions such as changes to voters. Will ensure that they are able to vote when voting is closed.
One difference between Texas and Georgia that suggests an incremental victory for voting rights advocates is that many corporations in Texas are speaking out against legislation that would prevent voting – before it became law. In a statement Thursday after an overnight vote, for example, American Airlines filed its objections to Senate Bill 7.
“We are strongly against this bill and others like it,” the company said. “As a Texas-based business, we must stand up for the rights of our team members and customers who call Texas home, and honor the sacrifices made by generations of Americans to protect and extend the right to vote We do.”
Now that Georgia law has encouraged some large corporations to take a step, it is likely that big businesses can help ease egoistic voting restrictions, while they are still subject to debate and yet legislation Are not.
But Republicans’ willingness to listen would put a lot of pressure – instead of resorting to punitive tactics Trump has proposed – and how successful the GOP changed dialogue from its efforts to infringe on one of its nation’s most cherished rights is. Resentment about “cancel culture”.
This story has been updated with additional details.