Georgia voting law sparks messy divorce of GOP from big business

Georgia voting law sparks messy divorce of GOP from big business

The cozy relationship between corporate America and the Republican Party is unraveling after top brands denounced Georgia for enacting a new GOP voting law to satisfy complaints from former President Donald Trump about how the state administers elections.

Criticism from multinational Georgia companies Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines, along with Major League Baseball’s decision to retaliate by yanking this year’s All-Star Game from Atlanta, is driving a wedge between Republicans and corporations at a time when tensions between the longtime political allies were already raw. Democrats claim Georgia Republicans wrote the law to protect their dwindling power base by restricting access to voting, especially in black precincts — attacks parroted by sectors of the business community.

Republicans are outraged by what they argue are gross mischaracterizations of the Georgia voting law and feel betrayed by corporate America, whose interests they defend in Congress. Having felt targeted for their conservative values for several years, Republicans are cautioning big businesses

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