Backlash Grows Against Georgia Voting Rights Law

Georgia lawmakers are on defense as prominent companies and business executives have come out in opposition to legislation signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp (R) that has been criticized as an effort to stifle minority voters.

Georgia-based Coca-Cola and Delta on Wednesday joined a growing number of corporations this week criticizing the omnibus bill, S.B. 202.

The criticism from top executives comes as activists and Democratic lawmakers have put pressure on Georgia-linked corporations to take a more aggressive stance against the legislation, which the state’s General Assembly passed in a party-line vote last Thursday.

Some GOP strategists are skeptical that the corporate pressure will deter Republicans who are supportive of the bill.

Ford O’Connell, another GOP strategist, added: “Corporations are going to realize that they shouldn't have caved to the pressure the Democrats are putting on them in the media.”

Read more from Marty Johnson at The Hill

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published this page in In The News 2021-04-03 10:26:47 -0400
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