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In the first quarter of 2021, Facebook, Google, and several other major American companies donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to a Republican political group that advocates for voter suppression laws around the United States.

Facebook donated $50,000, and Google donated $20,000, according to a new report from Popular Information, alongside a $50,000 donation from AT&T and $100,000+ donations from two major pharmaceutical companies: Eli Lilly and AstraZeneca.

The organization that received those donations — the Republican State Leadership Committee — describes itself as, “the largest national organization focused on electing Republicans to state offices in every corner of the nation.” 

Georgia Senate Republicans have vowed to:

✅ Ban ‘At-Will’ Absentee Voting
✅ Outlaw Ballot Drop Boxes
✅ Require Voter ID for Absentee Ballots

We must have election integrity!https://t.co/O6hp5VkEM5

— Republican State Leadership Committee (@RSLC) December 12, 2020

The RSLC supports Republican candidates that have supported voter suppression laws, and itself advocates for said laws.

According to the Popular Information report, Republican leaders have introduced 361 bills across 47 states that could restrict voting.

Voting restrictions are often introduced under the guise of “election integrity” and as “anti-cheating” measures, despite voting fraud being extremely rare. It’s so rare, in fact, that you’re …read more


Source:: Businessinsider – Politics

      

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