200 Companies Join the Pushback Against Election Integrity Efforts

In the latest weigh-in by corporate America on election reform efforts, 200 companies—including PayPal, Dow, Microsoft, and Uber—have signed a joint statement signaling their opposition to bills that critics claim impose unfair barriers to voting and whose proponents say make elections more secure. “There are hundreds of bills threatening to make voting more difficult in dozens of states nationwide,” says the statement by senior executives at corporations that also include Estee Lauder, HP, LinkedIn, and Levi’s. “We call on elected leaders in every state capitol and in Congress to work across the aisle and ensure that every eligible American has the freedom to easily cast their ballot and participate fully in our democracy,” the business leaders wrote. While the business leaders didn’t specify which election-related bills or legislative efforts they have in mind, they broadly took aim at initiatives that they claim “impose barriers that result in longer lines at the polls …

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