CNBC claims that Republican-led states are among the worst places to live in American due to “voting restrictions” and “transgender” policies.
CNBC’s Top States for Business study weighs states according to categories such as “Infrastructure,” “Cost of Doing Business,” and “Workforce.” However, the news outlet began considering how adequately states protect their citizens from “discrimination” in its “Life, Health, and Inclusion” category — which represents 15% of the total score.
As a result, CNBC says — “based on the data” — that the following states are the “worst places to live” in 2021, as they rank lowest in “Life, Health, and Inclusion.”
Eight of the ten aforementioned states are run by Republican governors. The two states that are not — Louisiana and Nevada — have sizable Republican voting bases.
CNBC’s explanations of the rankings are transparently partisan. For instance, the rationale for Georgia’s position centers upon the state’s election reform law:
Georgia’s sweeping new voting restrictions set the tone for similar legislation across the