“Coke Is It!” was a popular Coca-Cola slogan in the 1980s, but these days, Americans aren’t so thrilled with the purveyor of sugary drinks. A recent Rasmussen Reports survey reported 37% of American adults say the company’s swipe against Georgia’s voter integrity law makes them less likely to purchase Coca-Cola products.
Twenty-five percent say they are more likely to buy Coke, the survey found, and 30% say the move doesn’t make much difference. Fifty-two percent of Republicans told Rasmussen they are less likely to buy Coca-Cola because of the Atlanta-based firm’s stance on the Georgia election law, and so did 24% of Democrats and 38% of those politically unaffiliated.
“I want to be crystal clear,” said James Quincey, Coca-Cola’s chief executive said in a statement about the Georgia law. “The Coca-Cola Company does not support this legislation, as it makes it harder for people to vote, not easier.”
Yet, as Karl Rove notes, “Republican legislators are close to passing a bill that expands the state’s early-voting period by four days. What a clever GOP suppression technique—provide voters with more opportunities to cast ballots. The legislation would also require Georgians to vote in their home precinct or risk having their ballot disqualified, and it would forbid outside groups to send duplicate applications for mail-in absentee ballots to voters who’ve already applied for one. Both are sensible protections.”
Rove also points out the hypocrisy of liberals’ opposition to the Georgia law requiring voters who are voting by mail to provide the number from their driver’s license, free state-provided ID or other accepted identification.
“If this is racist, then New Jersey, Virginia and California are suppression hotbeds,” Rove writes in The Wall Street Journal. “New Jersey requires a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number for online voter registration, while Virginia requires both a photo ID card and your Social Security number. California—hardly a red stronghold—also requires ID to register. Where are the bitter denunciations of these state’s racist (Democratic) governors and legislatures?”
Rasmussen Reports also found that most voters say it’s more important to prevent cheating in elections than to make it easier to vote and, by more than a two-to-one margin, 62% of voters reject claims that voter ID laws are discriminatory.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) took to Twitter to point out these facts about
“President Biden’s home state of Delaware:
- No same-day voter registration.
- No early voting.
- No “No excuse absentee voting.”
- But voter ID is required!
Strange how this isn’t a problem when the state is run by Democrats.”
Interestingly, Rasmussen also found that by more than a 3-to-1 margin, Americans oppose big business working to influence politics. Sixty-two percent (62%) say it’s a bad idea for corporations to become involved in political controversies, and only 20% think it’s a good idea. Seventeen percent (17%) are not sure.
Americans want to make shopping choices for their families, not a political sermon. They’re saying “No” to “Woke” Coke.