Biden and CEOs are odd bedfellows in voting dispute with states

Biden and CEOs are odd bedfellows in voting dispute with states
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[Ed. – White House tries to protect Biden from the economic consequences of boycotts. ]

President Joe Biden and a raft of CEOs have formed an uneasy alliance against Republican-controlled states reforming their election laws in ways Democrats and some corporations claim restrict voter access.

The White House has distanced Biden from Major League Baseball’s decision to move its 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver in protest of Georgia’s new election law, joining businesses such as Delta Air Lines and Coca-Cola in condemning the state’s changes.

But with corporate leaders meeting over Zoom last weekend to discuss how to undermine similar legislative efforts in states such as Arizona, Florida, and Texas, the Biden administration may not be able to avoid being drawn into the escalating situation for much longer.

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CEOs are responding to the trend because of their concerns and those of their employees and customers, according to Brookings Institution’s Darrell West.

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