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Dick Parsons, the former CEO of Time Warner and CBS, on Tuesday described the new voting law in Georgia as “bone-headed,” as well as a “bald-faced attempt” to suppress Black voters in the state.
Parsons, one of the first Black CEOs of a Fortune 500 company, is one of 72 Black business leaders who have signed a letter urging American companies to publicly oppose the new law.
The new voting law, known formally as SB 202 or the Election Integrity Act of 2021, adopts stricter voter ID laws for absentee ballots, and says volunteers shouldn’t hand out water and snacks to voters waiting in line, to stop “ballot selfies.”
“There is simply no excuse for what the Georgia legislature has done,” Parsons told CNN in an interview on Tuesday. This was his first time speaking about the new voting law.
“What does feeding somebody or giving somebody a glass of water have to do with fraud?” Parsons said. “It’s just a bald-faced attempt to prevent or suppress the number of Black voters who show up to vote in Georgia. We felt as a corporate community that we needed …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics