Former President Trump called Friday night for a boycott of Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines, and all other companies that have pulled out of Georgia or protested the controversial new voting reform bill. of the state.
The Republican called for a boycott in a statement issued hours after MLB announced it was withdrawing the Atlanta All-Star Game in response to the bill, which President Biden has labeled “Jim Crow in the 21st century.”
“Baseball is already losing large numbers of fans, and now they are leaving Atlanta with their All-Star Game because they fear radical left-wing Democrats who don’t want a desperately needed voter ID to have anything to do with it. our choices. ”Said Trump’s statement.
“Boycott baseball and all awakened companies that are interfering with free and fair elections. Are you listening to Coca-Cola, Delta and all that? “
On Wednesday, the CEO of Atlanta-based Coca Cola appeared on CNBC’s “Power Lunch” to oppose the bill’s voting restrictions after a growing chorus of critics called for a boycott of Coca. -Cola for the silence of the company after the approval of the bill on March 25.
On the same day, Delta’s CEO called the bill “unacceptable” and “based on a lie,” after the Georgia company was criticized for not speaking harshly against the measure.
The new law led by the Republican Party includes new restrictions, including identification requirements, on voting by mail and limits the number of mailboxes for mail ballots.
Legislative control over elections in the state is increasing, moves that conservatives say will improve the integrity of elections.
Democrats said the law is full of “voter suppression tactics” and a response to Georgia turning blue in the 2020 election, a result that Trump falsely claimed was due to fraud.
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