In response to Coca-Cola’s condemnation of Georgia’s new voting law, a North Carolina county voted to ban Coca-Cola selling from vending machines in county buildings.
Surry County commissioners are banning Coca-Cola machines in their office buildings.
“Yes, we are trying to cancel Coca-Cola,” said commissioner Eddie Harris. “To use their tactics against them.”
Harris thinks that it is time for someone to speak out against left-wing policies. He hopes that what he started in his county will spread throughout the state.
“The left-wing in America, they defund. They boycott. They cancel. They tear down statues. All sorts of egregious actions,” Harris told local news outlet WXII, reports TheWashingtonExaminer.
“The expectation from them is that the opposing political side will cower in the corner. We are supposed to accept that. It is supposed to be OK. It is not OK.”
Harris said that the Coke’s CEO was wrong to criticize Georgia Republicans along with the new voting laws.
He revealed that the boycott of Coca-Cola has received primarily good feedback.
“Millions of Americans” believed the 2020 election was not conducted in a “fair manner and that more voter fraud will occur in the future if elections are not more closely monitored and regulated,” Harris wrote in a letter to Coca-Cola.
Harris said that the electoral process was “such a mess.” He suggested that the country improve election security and voter ID legislation to ensure that “the right people” vote.
Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey described Georgia’s new voting law as “unacceptable” and “a step backwards,” in an interview on CNBC in March.
On April 1, Coca-Cola said in a statement about the law, “We want to be absolutely clear and express plainly that we are disappointed with the results of the Georgia voting legislation,” Washington Examiner reported.
American Express’s Ken Chenault, Merck’s Ken Frazier also appeared on the same CNBC interview condemning the voting legislature.
For the time being, the Coke’s vending machines will still remain in office buildings.
Coca-Cola Consolidated, a bottling corporation separate from Coca-Cola, has reached out to commissioners in the hopes of setting up a meeting.
Consumers’ Research, a non-profit organization that promotes consumer product testing, has recently put up an ad on YouTube. It briefly explained Coke’s CEO movement against Georgia’s voting law.