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White House Says It Has Not Asked Corporations to Sanction States

The White House on Monday said officials have not pushed corporations to take specific actions like sanctioning states, several days after President Joe Biden voiced his support for Major League Baseball (MLB) moving its All-Star game from Georgia in retaliation for a new voting reform law. “We’ve not asked corporations to take specific actions. That’s not our focus here. Our focus is on continuing to convey that it’s important that voting is easier, not harder; that when there are laws in place that make it harder, we certainly express an opposition to those laws,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters in Washington. Last week, Biden said he would “strongly support” a discussion on moving the game. Psaki read the transcript from Biden’s interview before alleging he “was not dictating what Major League Baseball should do, dictating they should move the All-Star game.” “That is—was their decision. They made that …

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