Georgia House passes bill removing tax break from Delta after it criticizes state's new voting law

by Jordyn Pair · Apr 2nd, 2021 10:53 am

Last Updated Apr 3rd, 2021 at 10:22 am

Georgia's House of Representatives voted to remove a jet fuel tax break from Delta Air Lines after it criticized the state's new voting restrictions.

The tax break is worth tens of millions of dollars a year.

The Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said that Georgia's voting bill — which requires a driver's license number or other proof of identification on mail-in ballot applications, as well as allows for no more than one ballot drop box per 100,000 people in every county — was "unacceptable" and did not match "Delta's values."

"The entire rationale for this bill was based on a lie: that there was widespread voter fraud in Georgia in the 2020 elections," Bastian said on Wednesday. "This is simply not true. Unfortunately, that excuse is being used in states across the nation that are attempting to pass similar legislation to restrict voting rights."

The law has been slammed by Coca-Cola and Home Depot, which are also based in Georgia.

The bill taking away the tax break has not yet been introduced in the Georgia Senate.


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