Renowned Wall Street firms, along with multinational corporations and giant law firms, are teaming up with the Brennan Center for Justice, a legal think tank heavily funded by leftist billionaire George Soros.
They intend to pressure state lawmakers and state authorities against any initiative to reform their electoral process in an attempt to improve it, as happened in Georgia.
After Georgia lawmakers passed sweeping legislative reform to protect the state’s election system from future tampering and fraud, including requiring photo ID to vote, left-leaning corporate executives have criticized the measure, with many suggesting they will boycott the state by moving business elsewhere.
Now, the New York Times has reported, Fortune 500 corporate executives, Wall Street firms, and lawyers from some of the nation’s largest law firms are working in conjunction with the Brennan Center for Justice to pressure state lawmakers not to pass similar voting reforms.
The Brennan Justice Center aims to target conservative state legislators in Georgia, Texas, New Hampshire, Florida, Michigan, and Arizona who they claim are promoting “voter suppressing bills.”
The unfounded accusations are over provisions simply requiring voter ID for those who vote via absentee ballot, helping to ensure no unsolicited mass mailings of ballots and increased fines for state officials who refuse to clean up voter rolls.
“Many of Wall Street’s most powerful firms are also part of the effort,” asserts the New York Times, “including Simpson Thacher; Skadden Arps; Akin Gump; Cravath, Swaine and Moore; Ropes and Gray Sullivan and Cromwell; Weil, Gotshal & Manges; and Wachtel Lipton.”
A coalition of 60 major law firms has joined the conglomerate. Brad Karp, chairman of the Paul Weiss law firm and organizer of the group, said of the group, “We plan to challenge any election law that would impose unnecessary barriers on the right to vote and that would disenfranchise underrepresented groups in our country,” Karp said.
If Karp was referring to Georgia’s new regulations, it is contradictory and fallacious, considering that the proposed changes are precisely to eliminate potential fraud and malicious manipulation of elections. The new regulations are far from preventing people who are legally entitled to vote from voting.
At a meeting over the weekend, more than 100 leftist executives discussed the importance for them of publicly opposing election reform like that in Georgia. Those at the meeting included executives from credit card company American Express, pharmaceutical company Merck & Co., and clothing company Levi Strauss & Co., among others.
Republican Rep. Jim Banks, head of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), has been warning Republican leaders to cut ties with corporations and Wall Street in favor of protecting the interests of the middle and working-class against the encroachment of concentrated corporate power lobbying to impose leftist and globalist legislation.
“No corporation should be more powerful than the government you elect!” wrote Banks on his Twitter account:
No corporation should be more powerful than the government you elect!
— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) April 13, 2021