Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Wednesday dismissed corporate backlash against voting legislation he signed into law.
The governor on Thursday signed a sweeping GOP-backed election bill that civil rights advocates say disproportionately hurts voters of color. The legislation adds new identification requirements to absentee voting, limits ballot drop boxes and prohibits offering food or water to voters in line, among other provisions.
“I’m glad to deal with it,” Kemp said, referencing the backlash from business leaders in Georgia and the U.S. over the voting law. “If they want to have a debate about the merits and