As Georgia’s new law war imposes identity requirements on mail ballot and other voting restrictions this month, Texas Republicans know they will be next – and take action. quick to try to eliminate the large number of corporations that began to scrutinize the more limited proposals being considered there and across the country.
Governor Greg Abbott angrily refused to throw the first throw in the Texas Rangers opening game, accusing Major League Baseball, the team that announced plans to pull its All-Star Game out of Atlanta, buying into a “story. false “about the new Georgia law. The next day, Governor Dan Patrick responded to the company’s first series of statements denouncing the proposals under consideration in Austin, calling critics, including American Airlines and Texas-based Dell Technologies. , is “a nest of liars”.
“Texans are fed up with corporations that don’t share our values when trying to make public policy,” Patrick said in a separate statement.
And on Wednesday, State Rep. Briscoe Cain (R), the main sponsor of one of the voting bills, propose financial penalties against entities that openly threaten “any detrimental action against this state” to oppose election law.
For many companies and voting rights advocates, the message is clear: Some Republicans do not plan to step back and businesses that continue to speak up may face retribution.