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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says that voters waiting in long lines can order from Uber Eats

Gov. Brian Kemp (R-Georgia) speaks during an April 3 news conference in Atlanta about Major League Baseball's decision to move the 2021 All-Star Game over the league's objection to the state's new voting law. AP Photo/Brynn Anderson Gov. Brian Kemp suggested that voters waiting in long lines could order food from delivery apps. "They can order a pizza," he said. "They can order Grubhub or Uber Eats, right?" Kemp then accused Democratic-led jurisdictions of mismanaging their ele...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, News, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Delta, Biden, Coca Cola, Major League Baseball, Uber Eats, State, NewsMax


Kentucky expands voting access, cementing status as beacon of bipartisan cooperation on election reform

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear speaks to reporters following the signing of bills related to the American Rescue Plan Act at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, April 7, 2021. AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley Kentucky continues to establish itself as a rare beacon of bipartisan cooperation on voting. On Wednesday, the state's governor signed bipartisan legislation expanding voting. The bill codifies in-person early voting and modernizations to the absentee voting process...
Tags: Politics, Elections, New York, Texas, Voting, Kentucky, Trends, Georgia, House, Bill, Louisville, General Assembly, State, Adams, Jefferson County, Michael Adams


Ohio Secretary of State blasts Tim Cook as 'elite' and says the Apple CEO's idea of voting on iPhones is 'preposterous'

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Apple CEO Tim Cook envisions a future where Americans can cast their ballots through their iPhone. "We do our banking on phones. We have our health data on phones," he said. "And so why not?" Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose called the idea "preposterous" in a Fox News interview. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple CEO Tim Cook's hopes for a future where Americans can vote on their iPhones is "preposterous," ac...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Politics, Elections, Cook, Voting, Cbs News, US, America, Trends, Georgia, New York Times, Tim Cook, Ohio, Fox News, Times


Big Telecom's Voting Rights Stance Is as Treacherous as It Is Hollow

Corporations have long vied to cultivate brands that consumers will—at the very least—perceive as “socially responsible.” Since the 1980s, these efforts have forced companies, with seeming no way of reversing the trend, to stake out positions on politically divisive issues. As concern for Earth’s climate swelled in…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Voting, Articles, Joe Biden, Comcast, Att, Mlb, Mitch McConnell, Brian, Donald Trump, Major League Baseball, Verizon Communications, Electronic Voting, Rob Manfred


The 'laughable' comparison between Colorado and Georgia voting requirements

Election workers validate ballots at the Gwinnett County Elections Office on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 in Lawrenceville, GA. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Fox News and Republican politicians are comparing Colorado's voting laws to Georgia's. But that comparison is "laughable," said Paul Teske of the University of Colorado, Denver. Colorado has fully embraced voting by mail, automatically sending ballots to all registered voters. See more stories on Insider's bu...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, Colorado, White House, Trends, Georgia, Gop, Mlb, Fox News, Biden, Charles Davis, Major League Baseball, Rocky Mountains, State, Don


McConnell says the quiet part out loud, tells corporate America to 'stay out of politics,' but clarifies he's 'not talking about political contributions'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. KEVIN DIETSCH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Mitch McConnell warned corporations to "stay out of politics" at a Monday news conference. His comments came after a slew of corporations spoke out against Georgia's restrictive voting law. But Tuesday, McConnell clarified, saying he wasn't "talking about political contributions. " See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has made it clear he wants corpora...
Tags: Politics, Voting, Corporate America, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, America, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Analysis, PACs, Mlb, Mitch McConnell, Major League Baseball, Don


The GOP's flailing response to the Georgia voting law backlash shows how lost the party is

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell offers a stimulus compromise at a press conference with Republican Senator from Wyoming John Barrasso (L) and Republican Senator from South Dakota John Thune (R) at the Capitol. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The GOP response to backlash over Georgia's new voting restrictions shows how lost it is. The typically pro-corporate party is threatening tax hikes on major companies criticizing the law. And as Republicans rant about "canc...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Elections, Voting, News, Congress, Senate, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Analysis, Democrats, Gop, Wyoming


Coca-Cola, Delta, United, and 7 other companies blast Georgia's new voting law in a wave of corporate backlash

A person with voter protection waits for voters to arrive during Georgia's Senate runoff elections on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Atlanta. Brynn Anderson/AP Brynn Anderson/AP Atlanta-based Coca-Cola, Delta, and Home Depot have spoken out against suppressing voter rights. Dozens of Black business leaders called on American corporations to oppose new laws like Georgia's. United, Apple, and JPMorgan have also made statements defending voter rights. See more stories on Insider's bus...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Home Depot, Politics, New York, Voting, News, Coca Cola, Senate, US, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Merck, Joe Biden, Cnn


Mitch McConnell says big companies like MLB 'must stop taking cues from the Outrage-Industrial Complex' when it comes to voting laws

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listens as the Senate Rules Committee holds a hearing on the "For the People Act," which would expand access to voting and other voting reforms, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Scott J. Applewhite/AP Mitch McConnell slammed big companies for "taking cues from the Outrage-Industrial Complex" on voting. A number of major corporations have spoken out or taken action over Georgia's new voting law. McConnell said that "...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, Microsoft, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Delta, Mlb, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Ncaa


Donald Trump has expanded his list of 'woke' companies to boycott, due to their opposition of Georgia's voting law

Melania and Donald Trump share a moment with Barack and Michelle Obama at Trump's inauguration ceremony in January 2017. Getty/Robyn Beck Donald Trump has spoken out again about the companies that oppose Georgia's new voting law. He called for more boycotts, saying "don't go back to their products until they relent." Barack Obama, meanwhile, commended the MLB on its decision to move its All-Star Game from Atlanta. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Presid...
Tags: Politics, New York, Voting, News, Obama, Republicans, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Michelle Obama, Mlb, Fox News


Donald Trump has expanded his list of 'woke' companies to boycott, due to their opposition to Georgia's voting law

Melania and Donald Trump share a moment with Barack and Michelle Obama at Trump's inauguration ceremony in January 2017. Getty/Robyn Beck Donald Trump has spoken out again about the companies that oppose Georgia's new voting law. He called for more boycotts, saying "don't go back to their products until they relent." Barack Obama, meanwhile, commended the MLB on its decision to move its All-Star Game from Atlanta. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Presid...
Tags: Politics, New York, Voting, News, Obama, Republicans, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Michelle Obama, Mlb, Fox News


More than 70 top Black business leaders are reportedly urging US companies to fight against Republican voting laws

Kenneth Chenault speaks onstage in 2018 and Merck CEO, Kenneth Frazier, speaks at a briefing on the production of the Covid-19 vaccine in 2021 Earl Gibson III/WireImage/MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images 72 Black executives are urging US companies to speak out about new voting laws, the NYT reports. They claim the new bill, being advanced by Republicans, could restrict the rights of Black voters. Former American Express CEO, Kenneth Chenault and Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier are in charge of the...
Tags: Apple, Business, Politics, Cook, Voting, Law, US, America, Trends, Georgia, Merck, Joe Biden, Cnn, Companies, Delta Airlines, Tim Cook


What Georgia's controversial new election law means for voters, election officials, and outside groups

African Methodist Episcopal Church Bishop Reginald Jackson announces a boycott of Coca-Cola Co. products outside the Georgia Capitol on Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Atlanta. ackson says Coca-Cola and other large Georgia companies haven't done enough to oppose restrictive voting bills that Georgia lawmakers were debating as Jackson spoke AP Photo/Jeff Amy Gov. Brian Kemp recently signed a major election and voting-related omnibus bill into law. Civil rights advocates have slammed the nea...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, Senate, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, US Postal Service, US Senate, Jackson, Biden, Donald Trump, Coca Cola, Jim Crow, Black


Calls to boycott Coca-Cola after Biden called Georgia's planned voting restrictions 'Jim Crow in the 21st Century'

An abseiler unveils the new Coca-Cola advertising hoarding at dawn in Piccadilly Circus in London, September 30, 2003 Peter Macdiarmid/Reuters The pressure follows the two bills Republican lawmakers have put forward in the Georgia State Senate. Civil rights and voter advocacy groups believe Black voters would be disproportionately affected. They have called for companies to stop donations to politicians backing the bills and speak out against them. See more stories on Insider's busines...
Tags: Politics, London, Voting, Coca Cola, Senate, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, UPS, Delta Airlines, News UK, Delta, Jackson, Republican, Biden


"This makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle. I mean, this is gigantic..."

Said Joe Biden at his press conference yesterday. Transcript. He was talking about new legislation in some GOP-led state legislatures tightening up voting requirements.Context: What I’m worried about is how un-American this whole initiative is. It’s sick. It’s sick. Deciding in some states that you cannot bring water to people standing in line waiting to vote, deciding that you’re going to end voting at five o’clock when working people are just getting off work, deciding that there will be no ab...
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Biden calls Georgia's new voting law 'Jim Crow in the 21st century' and 'a blatant attack on the Constitution'

President Joe Biden walks to talk to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, March 26, 2021, in Washington. Evan Vucci/AP Biden called a new voting law enacted in Georgia a "blatant attack on the Constitution." The nearly 100-page GOP-backed bill makes major changes to voting and elections in Georgia. Biden said he will work to pass voting rights laws in Congress and make his case "to the American people." See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, Biden, Abc News, Jim Crow


Georgia's new controversial voting law bans volunteers from delivering free water and snacks to voters in line

Voters wait in a long line to vote at the Buckhead library in Atlanta on the first day of In-person early voting for the Georgia Senate runoff election on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 in Atlanta, GA. Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images A provision of a new Georgia law bans volunteers from delivering food or drinks to voters in line. The controversial law, SB 202, has been condemned by Democrats and voting rights group. In 2020, volunteers gave food, water, and other supplies to vot...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, Congress, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Board, FEC, Brian Kemp, Buckhead, Georgia Senate, State Elections Board, Grace Panetta, Dominion Voting Systems, Atlanta GA Jason Armond Los Angeles Times


Here are 6 notable changes passed as part of Georgia's highly-contested and sweeping elections bill

Demonstrators stand outside of the Georgia Capitol building on March 3, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Megan Varner/Getty Images Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a sweeping election reform bill into law Thursday. The bill expands early voting and requires an ID number for absentee voting, among other things. Here are six notable changes to elections and voting included in the legislation. See more stories on Insider's business page. After Georgia cast the definitive votes in both the US presi...
Tags: Politics, Voting, Senate, US, Trends, Georgia, Donald Trump, Trump, Voting Rights, State, Raphael Warnock, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Senate GOP, Brian Kemp, Georgia Capitol, Jon Ossoff


Georgia governor signs sweeping election reform bill that will expand early voting and make IDs required for absentee ballots

Gov. Brian Kemp (R-Georgia). AP Photo/John Bazemore Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a sweeping omnibus bill on voting elections, SB 202, on Thursday. The bill expands early voting for most counties and requires identification to vote by mail. More controversial provisions would change the structure of the State Elections Board. See more stories on Insider's business page. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed SB 202, a major, sweeping voting and election-administration-related bill that refor...
Tags: Politics, Voting, Senate, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Biden, Trump, United States Postal Service, Board, Democratic, State, Lawrenceville, Brian Kemp, Fulton County


7 key takeaways from Biden's first news conference as president

President Joe Biden answers questions during the first news conference of his presidency in the East Room of the White House on March 25, 2021. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Biden gave his first solo news conference as president on Thursday. He fielded questions on issues ranging from voting rights, foreign policy, immigration, and his plans for 2024. Scroll down for 7 key takeaways from the presser. See more stories on Insider's business page. Reporters on Thursday grilled President J...
Tags: Politics, Voting, News, Republicans, Congress, White House, China, Immigration, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, War, Cnn, Afghanistan, Democrats


Key takeaways from the Senate's hearing on S.1., Democrats' flagship voting rights bill

Senate Rules Committee Chair Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., holds a hearing on the "For the People Act," which would expand access to voting and other voting reforms, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. The bill has already passed in the House. Scott J. Applewhite/AP A Senate committee held an in-depth hearing on S.1., Democrats' flagship voting rights bill. The bill could be a flashpoint in an ongoing debate over the filibuster in the Senate. Here are key takeaways from...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, Congress, Eric Holder, Washington, Senate, US, West Virginia, Trends, Indiana, Ap, Democrats, House, Arizona, Mitch McConnell


The Voter Formation Project puts an experimental spin on reaching Black and brown first-time voters

Victories notwithstanding, the 2020 election blew up many of the assumptions Democrats have long held about the American electorate.In Florida, Arizona and elsewhere, Latino voters broke for Trump in unexpected numbers, upending conventional wisdom that the growing Spanish-speaking population will reliably vote the same way — and vote blue. Polling again failed to capture contours of races around the country, proving that pollsters’ inability to predict Trump’s 2016 win wasn’t a fluke. And with ...
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Democratic states and legislators are quietly working to bolster electoral access amid historic push to restrict voting

In this Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, Johnea Barlow casts her ballot at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, on Election Day in Louisville, Ky AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File Republican lawmakers in multiple key states are taking action to restrict voting. But not all efforts, especially around voting by mail, are restrictive. Legislators in numerous states, both red and blue, are advancing bills to expand voting. See more stories on Insider's business page. State l...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Elections, New York, Texas, Voting, Mississippi, Montana, Kentucky, Virginia, Alabama, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Iowa


California Considers Relaxing Rules About Ballot Signatures

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California’s Democratic-controlled Legislature is considering whether to make it more difficult for local election officials to reject ballots because a voter’s signature doesn’t exactly match what’s on file. Voters who cast ballots by mail must now sign their ballot. Election officials then compare that signature to the one in the voter’s registration file. Election officials can disqualify ballots if the signatures don’t match. But comparing signatures can be tr...
Tags: Politics, Voting, News, California, Senate, California News, Bill, Gavin Newsom, Eric Harris, Democratic, State, Legislature, Becker, Menlo Park, Sacramento Calif, Orinda


GOP Arizona lawmaker misleadingly claims that voting restrictions are needed because 'everybody shouldn't be voting'

Supporters of Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden Joe Biden explain the Democratic program to voters outside a polling place at the Tempe History Museum, in Tempe, Arizona, on November 3, 2020. Olivier Touron/AFP via Getty Images An Arizona GOP lawmaker said voting restrictions are necessary because "everybody shouldn't be voting." Rep. John Kavanagh falsely claimed that expanding voting options leads to more fraud. "Quantity is important, but we have to look at the quality of...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, Voting, Stanford, US, Trends, Cnn, Pennsylvania, United States, House, Arizona, Philadelphia, Republican, Donald Trump, Stanford University


Philadelphia GOP official says Trump 'incited supporters to threaten to kill my children because we counted votes cast by eligible voters'

Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Philadelphia city commissioner Al Schmidt called on Mitch McConnell to vote his "conscience" in Trump's impeachment trial. "The former POTUS incited supporters to threaten to kill my children," Schmidt wrote on Twitter. Ahead of a likely weekend vote, McConnell announced that he would vote to acquit Trump. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Republican Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt called ...
Tags: Politics, Voting, Kentucky, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Philadelphia, Republican Party, Donald Trump, New York Times Magazine, Trump, SCHMIDT, Philadelphia City


'I don't think we have identified a problem we are trying to solve': Georgia GOP officials are rallying behind voting changes despite no evidence of mass fraud

Gov. Brian Kemp, center, with Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, left, and Georgia state House Speaker David Ralston. AP Photo/John Bazemore Top Georgia GOP officials are pushing for voting changes, especially with absentee balloting. The state's lieutenant governor could not fully explain why the changes are necessary. The GOP response is widely seen as a reaction to Biden's win and the dual Senate losses in January. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. After President Joe Biden's ...
Tags: Politics, Voting, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Bill Clinton, Associated Press, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Kemp, GOP House


Pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood is reportedly under investigation over whether he voted illegally in the November election

Attorney Lin Wood, member of President Donald Trump's legal team, speaks during a rally on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Alpharetta, Ga. Associated Press/Ben Margot Pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood is reportedly under investigation over whether he voted illegally in 2020. Wood pushed baseless claims of election fraud and had threatening posts removed from Parler. In response to the investigation, Wood said he had been a resident of Georgia up until Monday. Visit the Business section of Insider ...
Tags: Politics, Voting, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Wood, South Carolina, Gray, Trump, Mike Pence, State, WSB TV, State s Office, State Bar of Georgia


The battle over voting rights and election misinformation is going local

Voters wait in line outside a polling center on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis. AP Photo/Wong Maye-E Battles over voting policy and election misinformation are going local in 2021.  State legislators have filed hundreds of election administration-related bills.  The fight against election conspiracies on social media will also continue at the micro level. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The contentious aftermath of the 2020 election is now fading i...
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Some Capitol insurrectionists didn't vote in the 2020 election that they tried to overturn by force: report

County officials are speaking out to say some locals involved in the insurrection did not vote in the election they were trying to overturn by force. Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images CNN analyzed voting records for 80 insurrectionists arrested in connection to the Capitol Siege. They found that several did not vote in the election they were trying to overturn by force. A Florida man arrested was likely unable to vote because of unpaid court fines. Visit Business In...
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