#VotingRights

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Joe Biden promised last week to fight "like heck" for passage of the legislation. (Photo: AFP)

  • The election reform bill was passed in the House in March
  • Democrats say the bill amends Republican-backed changes that curb voting rights
  • The bill has also faced protests from key Democratic quarters

.Houston, TX, USA
Texas state Governor Greg Abbott. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Texas is considered to be a stronghold for the Republican party
  • The bill aims to increase restrictions against voters
  • Texas' House and Governor still need to approve the legislation

.Georgia, USA
The shooting is scheduled to begin in June. (Photo Credit: AFP File)

  • The production of the upcoming film "Emancipation" will be moved out of Georgia
  • This is set to be Hollywood first major project to exit the state
  • The film will be moved to Louisiana 

.Atlanta, GA, USA
The MLB has moved the All Star game from Atlanta’s Truist Park. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • MLB the All-Star Game and Draft from Atlanta to protest laws restricting voting rights
  • Mitch McConnell warned US industry against "economic blackmail"
  • The Republican leader also accused companies of bowing to "far-left mobs"

.Miami, FL, USA
Donald Trump installed a Diet Coke button in the Oval Office as it was his favourite drink. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @Renadon6)

  • Former US President Donald Trump gave a statement calling for boycott of companies including Coke
  • The boycott came after these companies have stated against the voting bill passed in Georgia
  • Netizens have trolled Trump, saying it would not be easy for Trump to boycott Coke as it is his favourite drink

.Atlanta, GA, USA
The previous venue for the MLB All Stars Game was set in Georgia. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The decision to move the game was announced by MLB chief Rob Manfred
  • He said, "It's a difficult decision but I certainly support it."
  • Similar relocations were done in the 1993 superbowl and 2017 NBA All Stars match

.Atlanta, GA, USA
The game was scheduled for July 13, 2021. (Representative Image: Unsplash)

  • Major League Baseball moved the All-Star Game and MLB Draft from Atlanta’s Truist Park
  • "MLB supports voting rights for all Americans," the Commissioner said
  • The new host city is yet to be announced, according to the league

.Atlanta, GA, USA
Brian Kemp has been serving as the governor of Georgia since January 2019. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@GovKemp)

  • Biden said he will strongly support the relocation of the game
  • Kemp signed the voting bill into law in March
  • The MLB game is scheduled for July 13 at Truist Park, Georgia

.Georgia, USA
Georgia governor passed a new voting rights law recently. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Delta chief executive Ed Bastian called the new Georgia state law "unacceptable" in a memo to staff
  • Coca-Cola had always opposed the new Georgia law: Chief
  • The Georgia measure limits the number of voting drop boxes and enacts other restrictions

.Georgia, USA
The legislation has been called racist and has been blamed for voter suppression. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • Governor Brian Kemp signed the controversial Election Integrity Act of 2021 into law on Thursday
  • The bill would grant state officials the right to replace local leaders
  • Ben Meiselas released the unofficial statement