Coke, Delta Denounce GA’s Voter Suppression Law—But Support Republicans Who Passed It

corporations who are belatedly condemning the voter suppression law passed by Georgia Republicans--while they are reportedly bus
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Some corporations who are belatedly condemning the voter suppression law passed by Georgia Republicans--while they are reportedly busy stuffing money into the pockets of these same Republicans.

Several major corporations have denounced a new state  law in Georgia that makes it more difficult for citizens to vote. Delta and Coca-Cola — two Atlanta-based companies — have publicly condemned the law, and Major League Baseball has stripped the city of the 2021 All-Star Game, and tapped Denver to host the event instead.

But when following the money trail from some of the lawmakers backing bills that curb voting rights, it leads directly back to some of those same corporations.

“The biggest contributors are some of the biggest brand names. Nearly half of the Fortune 500 [is] collectively giving over $12 million to back the politicians that are advancing this legislation,” said Rick Claypool, a research director for the Public Citizen President’s office.

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