Former President Donald Trump is urging people to boycott “woke” companies amid changes that were made to early voting in Georgia.
New state law requires a voter provide a drivers’ license or state identification number when voting via absentee ballots, expanded early voting for both primary and general elections, and put in place additional security measures for ballot drop boxes.
Democrats have claimed, without evidence, that the new law restricts voting rights.
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On Saturday night, Trump encouraged people to boycott companies and organizations that are kowtowing to what he suggests are liberal agendas. His remarks also came after the MLB announced it was moving its 2021 all-star game out of Georgia in response to the new law.
“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,” the former president said in a statement. “Now they are going big time with WOKE CANCEL CULTURE and our sacred elections. It is finally time for Republicans and Conservatives to fight back — we have more people than they do — by far!”
He continued, “Boycott Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, JPMorgan Chase, ViacomCBS, Citigroup, Cisco, UPS, and Merck. Don’t go back to their products until they relent. We can play the game better than them.”
He concluded, “Never submit, never give up! The Radical Left will destroy our Country if we let them. We will not become a Socialist Nation. Happy Easter!”
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— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) April 3, 2021
On Saturday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) said that the state was a victim of “cancel culture” following the law and ensuing backlash from the MLB and other companies like Delta Airlines and Coca-Cola.
In a news conference, Kemp said, “Yesterday, Major League Baseball caved to fear and lies from liberal activists. In the middle of a pandemic, Major League Baseball put the wishes of Stacey Abrams and Joe Biden ahead of the economic well-being of hard-working Georgians who were counting on the All-Star game for a paycheck.”
Trump on Saturday also called for people to boycott the MLB, and in a statement said, “Baseball is already losing tremendous numbers of fans, and now they leave Atlanta with their All-Star Game because they are afraid of the Radical Left Democrats who do not want voter I.D., which is desperately needed, to have anything to do with our elections. Boycott baseball and all of the woke companies that are interfering with Free and Fair Elections. Are you listening Coke, Delta, and all!”