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U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell lashed out at corporate America on Monday, warning CEOs to stay out of the debate over a new voting law in Georgia that has been criticized as restricting votes among minorities and the poor.

In a sign of a growing rift in the decades-old alliance between the conservative party and U.S. corporations, McConnell said: “My advice to the corporate CEOs of America is to stay out of politics. Don’t pick sides in these big fights.”

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Major League Baseball's decision to move its All-Star Game out of Georgia over the state's voting restrictions will cost local businesses more than $100 million in lost tourism dollars, according to Atlanta-area tourism industry officials.

Cobb County Travel and Tourism Bureau chief Holly Quinlan said during a Friday news conference that the game, which was scheduled for July 13 at Truist Park, “would have been a big boost” to local hotels, transportation, entertainment, restaurants and retail, many of which are still trying to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.