Dueling Boycotts Face Off In Georgia Voting Law Battle

Headline Roundup April 4th, 2021

Republican leaders including former President Donald Trump have called on their supporters to boycott companies criticizing Georgia, Texas and other states over Republicans' controversial new voting laws. Most recently, Major League Baseball pulled its annual All-Star Game from Georgia, saying, "Major League Baseball...opposes restrictions to the ballot box." In total, nearly 200 companies have issued statements in opposition to the Georgia law, including Google, Apple, JPMorgan Chase, American Express, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, and more.

Coverage of Trump's boycott call was widespread across the spectrum on Sunday. Coverage in left-rated outlets mentioned Texas Republicans' voting bill and referred to the voting laws as "bills that place restrictions on voting" and "Georgia's new sweeping election law that imposes significant new obstacles to voting." Coverage in right-rated outlets referred to the voting laws as "election reform" and "a comprehensive new law aimed at securing the state’s elections."

Dueling Boycotts Face Off In Georgia Voting Law Battle

From the Center
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U.S. corporations face growing pressure and threats of boycotts to publicly oppose Republican-backed election legislation in Georgia and other states that critics say harm the voting rights of Black Americans.

The opposition intensified on Friday when Major League Baseball announced it would no longer hold the 2021 All-Star Game in Atlanta this summer, with commissioner Robert Manfred saying the league “fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box.”

GOP Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp last week signed an election overhaul bill into law that adds...

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From the Right
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Former President Donald Trump has long denounced the "dirty" play of liberal activists pushing cancel culture against conservatives throughout society, but now says "it is finally time" for Republicans and conservatives to do the same and boycott woke businesses offended by the passage of election laws.

"For years the Radical Left Democrats have played dirty by boycotting products when anything from that company is done or stated in any way that offends them," Trump wrote in a Save America PAC statement Saturday. "Now they are going big time with the...

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From the Left
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ANALYSIS

Republicans and corporate America are on the outs.

In the past week alone, American Airlines and computer company Dell came out strongly against GOP-led bills that place restrictions on voting in their home base of Texas. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a rising star in Republican Party, continued to take heat for nixing a bill that would have imposed a ban on transgender athletes in sports, citing the potential impact on her state's bottom line. And conservatives spent days bashing "vaccine passports" some businesses think are needed to return to...

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