Former President Donald Trump told Republicans to boycott the companies that are against new voting restrictions legislation. Trump further said the bill that Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed is not strict enough.
“Too bad the desperately needed election reforms in Georgia didn’t go further, as their originally approved Bill did, but the Governor and Lt. Governor would not go for it,” President Trump said in a statement released by Trump’s Save America PAC.
“The watered-down version, that was just passed and signed by Governor Kemp, while better than before, doesn’t have Signature Matching and many other safety measures, which were sadly left out. This bill should have been passed before the 2020 Presidential Election, not after,” the former President said.
The S.B. 202 that Governor Kemp signed last month requires voters to use photo IDs to obtain absentee ballots, the bill limits the use and location of ballot drop boxes, and outlaws people from distributing food and drinks at polling sites.
Arizona, Florida, Texas, and Michigan are looking to impose stricter voting laws.
After losing by 11,000 votes in Georgia to President Joe Biden, Trump started spreading lies that the elections were rigged. Federal and state election officials have dismissed Trump’s claims of voter fraud.
Major League Baseball moved its All-Star Game out of Atlanta to Denver in response to the new voting restrictions.
Several Atlanta-based corporations have spoken out against the law.
“It’s finally time for Republicans and Conservatives to fight back — we have more people than they do — by far! Boycott Major League Baseball, Coco-Cola, Delta Airlines, JPMorgan Chase, ViacomCBS, Citigroup, Cisco, UPS and Merck. Don’t go back to their products until they relent. We can play a better game than them,” Trump said in a statement.