There’s been a whole lot of craziness about a new Georgia election law that which Democrats have been posturing about and painting with all kinds of lies.
The Georgia election law actually expands early voting, but it requires ID to vote by mail and it prevents campaign workers, but not poll workers, from soliciting voters with food and drinks. So it prevents electioneering.
Democrats including Joe Biden have compared it to Jim Crow which is an insulting diminishing of what Jim Crow laws were. Plus there’s this continuing bigotry to suggest that somehow minorities aren’t able to get an ID. Talk about racist.
But Delta weighed in and called the law “unacceptable.”
Gov. Brian Kemp said that at “no point” did Delta raise objections with his office about the law.
“Today’s statement by Delta CEO Ed Bastian stands in stark contrast to our conversations with the company, ignores the content of the new law, and unfortunately continues to spread the same false attacks being repeated by partisan activists,” said the first-term Republican.
In other words, they can’t really point out what’s wrong with the law, but since Democrats are dinging it, they feel they have to.
That didn’t make Republicans happy and they showed it today, when in response, the Republican-led Georgia House passed a bill to strip Delta of the huge multimillion dollar revenue rebate that the state gives them.
But as Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) pointed out, Delta had actually previously praised the law that he was now calling “unacceptable.”
Here's @Delta's own statement praising the same law that Delta is now lying about. pic.twitter.com/HArXYDcF2D
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) April 1, 2021
“The legislation signed this week improved considerably during the legislative process, and expands weekend voting, codifies Sunday voting statewide and poll workers will be allowed to work across county lines,” wrote the Delta CEO Bastian. So they admitting then how it actually expands voting. Good job, Sen. Cotton for pointing this out!
But why is Delta even getting involved with election laws to begin with? That’s a little like putting your hand in a propeller blade, whichever way you move you’re likely to lose something and they certainly have lost a lot of credibility with this move.
Moreover, if they think that voter ID is somehow racist, what does that say about what they think of people of color? And what does that say about their own policies of requiring an ID to get on their airlines? Seems to be a little duplicitous and problematic thought going on there.
But now they’ve guaranteed to tick off people on both sides of the aisle with their move. If they lose customers into the bargain, they deserve it for such a political move.
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