Apple CEO Tim Cook recently discussed the US voting system in a statement issued to Axios, saying that voting should be “easier than ever” in modern times. Cook has joined the chorus of business leaders attacking Georgia’s election law.
Axios reports that Apple CEO Tim Cook recently spoke with the publication about the US voting system and has joined others in condemning Georgia’s new voting law.
Cook told Axios:
The right to vote is fundamental in a democracy. American history is the story of extending the right to vote to all citizens, and especially black people, who have had to march, struggle and even give their lives for more than a century to defend that right.
Apple believes that, thanks in part to the power of technology, it should be easier than ever for all eligible citizens to exercise their right to vote.
We support our efforts to ensure that the future of our democracy is more hopeful and inclusive than the past.
Cook joins many other companies in opposing the recent Georgia voting law, which many have claimed contributes to voter oppression.
The bill, passed this week and enacted, removes his secretary of state̵
GOP representative Barry Fleming, who chairs the House Special Committee on Electoral Integrity, said the law “is designed to begin bringing back the confidence of our voters back to our electoral system.”
Read more about the law from Breitbart here and Cook’s comments to Axios here.
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