Microsoft says controversial Georgia law will ‘unfairly restrict the rights of people to vote’

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Microsoft is rarely shy about wading into the political conversation these days, and the latest missive from president Brad Smith is no exception: in a blog post titled “Why we are concerned about Georgia’s new election law,” he slams the state’s new Election Integrity Act for making it harder for its employees (and others) to vote — making Microsoft the first big tech company to speak out against the law.

If it’s not clear why Microsoft would go out on a limb to challenge the state on this particular issue, there are a few things you should probably know:

  1. As Smith points out, Microsoft is becoming a big employer in the state — he says Atlanta is “on the path toward becoming one of Microsoft’s largest hubs in the United States in the…

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