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Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell lashed out at the White House, Democrats and some companies in the country for rejecting election rules in the state of Georgia.
“The President [Joe Biden] has claimed repeatedly that state-level debates over voting procedures are worse than Jim Crow or ‘Jim Crow on steroids.’ Nobody actually believes this. Nobody really thinks this current dispute comes anywhere near the horrific racist brutality of segregation,” said the senator in a statement.
McConnell added that there is “a coordinated campaign by powerful and wealthy people to mislead and bully the American people.”
Two weeks ago, Republicans passed a Georgia state law requiring identification to vote by mail, which Democrats called “racist.
McConnell lamented that large companies are joining in what he considers “intimidation” and accused them of double standards: “Wealthy corporations have no problem operating in New York, for example, which has fewer days of early voting than Georgia, requires excuses for absentee ballots, and restricts electioneering via refreshments.”
According to the senator, there is “a fake narrative gaining speed by its own momentum… Businesses must not use economic blackmail to spread disinformation and push bad ideas that citizens reject at the ballot box.”
“We are witnessing a coordinated campaign by powerful and wealthy people to mislead and bully the American people,” the senator stated, in reference to Coca-Cola, Apple and Delta.
“Washington Democrats want to pass a sweeping bill that would let them rewrite all 50 states’ election laws and turn the Federal Election Commission into a Democrat-run partisan body,” he warned.
“Instead of winning the debate, they want to silence debate by bullying citizens and entire states into submission,” he concluded.