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‘There’s Real Money On The Table’: Inside Atlanta CEOs Response To Georgia Voting Law, GOP Repercussions

After tepid messaging before the provision became law, CEOs from Delta and Coca-Cola came out in full force against Georgia’s new voting law.
After tepid messaging before the provision became law, CEOs from Delta and Coca-Cola came out in full force against Georgia’s new voting law.
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The pressure centered around Georgia’s new voting law is pushing outward in every direction. After tepid messaging before the provision became law, CEOs from Delta and Coca-Cola came out in full force against the provisions.

That’s not gone over so well.

As Georgia House Speaker and Blue Ridge Republican David Ralston said, “You don’t feed a dog that bites your hand.”

Normally, big business has to one degree or another supported the GOP’s policies, as they often benefit with less regulation and taxes.

But New York Times reporter David Gelles told WABE’s “All Things Considered” host Jim Burress there’s something different about this latest skirmish.

Lily Oppenheimer contributed to this report.