April 5, 2021 - Major U.S. corporations are voicing their displeasure with the state of Georgia because the state legislature passed a law (SB 202), which is what state legislatures are paid to do . The law is in regard to voting in elections. The supporters of the law say it makes voting better, the opponents say it makes voting worse. One of the opponents is the president of the united States.
Some of the biggest names in Georgia business such as Delta Airlines and Coca-Cola have attacked the work of the state legislature.
President Biden said the new law is, "Jim Crow in the 21st century."
This summer Major League Baseball (MLB) had planned to hold their annual All-Star Game in Atlanta, Georgia. This week, at the start of the new season, they pulled the game out of Georgia.
There is some dispute as to the financial impact of sports to a community. Some say that sporting events bring in revenue for the city and therefore local taxpayers are often taxed to create an environment to attract sporting events. Others say that this is a myth which leads to the enrichment of sports investors and stakeholders.
MLB's decision presumes that their presence is beneficial to Georgia and that by withdrawing they are punishing Georgia. If MLB thinks there is something intolerable in Georgia then they should revoke the franchise of the Atlanta Braves.
It seems elections in the USA come down to; one man (female and male), one vote, and count all votes.