Former U.S. President Donald Trump called on his supporters from the Republican Party to boycott companies that condemned the new election law in Georgia, according to the TV channel Fox News.
We are talking about Major League Baseball, the company producing carbonated beverages Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines and a number of other organizations that opposed the new election law in Georgia.
“It’s finally time for Republicans and conservatives to strike back, we definitely have more people than they do. Boycott Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, JPMorgan Chase, ViacomCBS, Citigroup, Cisco, UPS and Merck. Don’t re-purchase their products until they soften their stance,” Trump was quoted as saying by the network. The former president also added that Democrats themselves “played dirty” by boycotting companies that opposed their initiatives.
According to the TV channel Fox News, some Republicans from the state of Georgia announced that they would remove Coca-Cola products from their offices.
Georgia was one of the states where the fate of the 2020 presidential election was decided, with then-President Donald Trump claiming widespread fraud, which has not been confirmed in the courts. Democrats then won both Senate seats from Georgia in the runoff and thus gained control of the Senate.
In March, Trump welcomed the passage of Georgia’s new election law. It requires voters to show a photo ID in order to vote by mail. It also tightens access to absentee ballots and reduces the number of possible “mailboxes” for ballots on the street.
U.S. President Joe Biden condemned Georgia’s new election law, but he cannot repeal the state law.