The swift and sweeping action against Georgia election law is severe and unprecedented. At least one official is speaking out about the damage caused by corporations boycotting the state.
Georgia elections official Gabe Sterling called Major League Baseball’s decision to pull out of Atlanta for the 2021 All-Star game “disgusting” and “economic blackmail,” Breitbart reported. Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp passed election security measures last week that many have mischaracterized.
The new regulations were simply commonsense measures like voter ID requirements for mail-in ballots and tighter security around ballot drop boxes. Still, several corporations have drawn a line in the sand against the state, including MLB which moved the game with the full support of President Joe Biden.
On Wednesday, Biden had explicitly articulated his support to move the game out of Georgia. “I think today’s professional athletes are acting incredibly responsibly,” Biden weighed in. “I would strongly support them doing that. People look to them. They’re leaders.” Biden went on to point to the NBA and how “the very people who are victimized the most are the people who are the leaders in these various sports, and it’s just not right.”
This didn’t sit well with Sterling. “I think it’s morally reprehensible and disgusting that he’s perpetuating economic blackmail over a lie,” he said in a Friday interview. “It’s a lie. This is no different than the lie of Trump saying there was voter fraud in this state. And the people who are going to be most hurt by [a boycott] are the workers in all of these places that are going to be impacted.”
It seems eagarly MLB piled on with other Georgia-based giants like Delta Airlines and Coca-Cola Company which have also publicly opposed the law. As Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) pointed out, the airline doesn’t have an issue with communist China’s humanitarian abuses but was quick to speak out about a state’s election laws.
At the same time, Coca-Cola has simply gone fully leftist. Its anti-white diversity training curriculum made headlines in February after leaked presentation slides showed how employees were told to be “less white” and insinuated that whiteness meant oppression, arrogance, and ignorance just for starters.
There’s nothing wrong with making elections more secure, but the left insists that anything that would do so is voter suppression or part of a white supremacist conspiracy. This is asinine and destructive as the state’s workers and economy will now needlessly suffer because the state’s politics are not radical enough.