DONALD Trump has told his fans to boycott UPS, JP Morgan, ViacomCBS and Delta along with Coca-Cola and MLB over their opposition to a new Georgia election law.
The former president blasted the companies for speaking out against the legislation – which makes multiple changes to the state's voting process.
The legislation has been slammed as restrictive by Democrats, who claim it unfairly limits minority groups' access to the ballot box.
And Major League Baseball pulled its All-Star Game out of Georgia over the new rules, attracting Obama's support for "taking a stand on behalf of voting rights for all citizens."
But Trump is among those in favour of the changes, suggesting companies like MLB are "afraid of the Radical Left Democrats."
The former president wrote in a statement: "For years the Radical Left Democrats have played dirty by boycotting products when anything from that company is done or stated in any way that offends them.
"Now they are going big time with WOKE CANCEL CULTURE and our sacred elections.
"It is finally time for Republicans and Conservatives to fight back—we have more people than they do—by far!"
He added: "Boycott Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, JPMorgan Chase, ViacomCBS, Citigroup, Cisco, UPS, and Merck. Don’t go back to their products until they relent.
"We can play the game better than them."
He then repeated unproven claims that the 2020 election had been "rigged" against him.
"They rigged and stole our 2020 Presidential Election, which we won by a landslide, and then, on top of that, boycott and scare companies into submission," He wrote.
"Never submit, never give up! The Radical Left will destroy our Country if we let them. We will not become a Socialist Nation. Happy Easter!"
JP Morgan, ViacomCBS, Cisco, UPS and Merck have all signalled opposition to the new Georgia law to some extent.
Shipping giant UPS, headquartered in Atlanta, stopped short of saying it would halt political donations to politicians who supported the new law, as some liberal activists have demanded.
Instead, the company says it plans to print absentee ballots for employees who ask, offer its employees to work as volunteers at polling sites on election days, and fund organizations that hold voter registration drives.
Meanwhile, the chief executives of ViacomCBS and Cisco signed a joint statement with about 200 other companies accusing lawmakers of imposing "barriers that result in longer lines at the polls or that reduce access to secure ballot dropboxes."
The CEOs of JP Morgan and Merck have also spoken out publicly against the new law, while Georgia-based companies Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines have made strong statements against it.
President Joe Biden has sided with Obama, describing the new voting law as "Jim Crow on Steroids" in an interview with ESPN.
The sweeping legislation makes multiple changes to the voting process in the state, making it more difficult to vote by mail or without a valid ID.
But supporters of the bill said it merely ensures the integrity of future elections, despite no evidence of voter fraud being found in 2020 – contrary to Trump's repeated claims.
Critics, meanwhile, say the changes disproportionately effect minority groups, including black Georgians, Hispanics and the disabled.
Gov. Kemp on Saturday hit out at Biden, Delta Airlines, Coca-Cola and MLB during a press conference.
He accused them of not reading the bill and of "caving into fear and lies from liberal activists."
And in a statement issued on Friday afternoon, the Atlanta Braves said they were "deeply disappointed" about the MLB's decision to pull their team from Georgia on Friday.
"This was neither our decision, nor our recommendation and we are saddened that fans will not be able to see this event in our city," the team wrote.
"The Braves organization will continue to stress the importance of equal voting opportunities and we had hoped our city could use this event as a platform to enhance the discussion."
A new venue for the All-Star Game and draft has not yet been announced.
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