Voters stand in line to cast their ballots during the first day of early voting in the US Senate runoffs at Lenora Park, December 14, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by TAMI CHAPPELL/AFP via Getty Images)
(CNSNews.com) – Acting under pressure from liberal activists, a number of U.S. corporate leaders have spoken against Georgia’s election integrity law, derided by critics as a “voter suppression law” because it requires all voters, absentee or in-person, to show ID before casting a ballot.
The law also provides additional security measures for ballot drop-boxes, among other measures intended to provide opportunities to vote while preventing cheating.
Furious Democrats and other leftists have blasted the bill and misrepresented its contents, but they have been loud enough to bring a number of corporate leaders — including those of Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines — into their fold.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said the CEOs are making a big mistake in bowing to pressure from political activists:
If Coca-Cola is for H.R. 1, you’re the dumbest CEO in the history of America. Because if H.R. 1 becomes law, ballot harvesting will be the law of the land, states will be run by the most liberal people in Washington.
There’ll be federally funded elections, redistricting will be done by Liberal Democrats, the Federal Election Commission will be partisan. If you think that’s a good deal for Corporate America — hardworking Americans, then you’re crazy and you need to be fired.
I think they all need to be asked tomorrow. Do you support H.R. 1 that’s now pending before the Senate? Because if you do, as a corporate CEO, you’re destroying your shareholders ability to thrive and survive.
Graham said the new Georgia law ensures that “everybody can vote legally.”
Georgia has a 17-day early voting period, including weekends. Delaware, where President Biden is from, has no early voting. You don’t have to have a reason to cast an absentee ballot in Georgia. You just want to.
So, you can vote robustly in Georgia, but now you got to prove you are who you are. And that’s driving the left crazy, because it’s harder to cheat.
To Delta, to Microsoft, to Coca-Cola, what do you think about H.R. 1? Are you OK with H.R. 1, where redistricting will be done at the federal level, not at the state level? Where a ballot harvesting will be the law of the land, that we will obliterate voter ID laws.
If H.R. 1 passes, Corporate America, you’re screwed beyond belief. There’ll be no limit to what Democrats can do to your tax rates and to your regulation structure. So, if you really care about the future of your business and your shareholders, you’ll speak up against H.R. 1, the biggest power grab in the history of the United States.