Microsoft stops donations to lawmakers who opposed Biden

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Microsoft Corp said on Friday it will suspend all donations by its political action committee (PAC) through 2022 to all U.S. lawmakers who voted to object to the certification of Joe Biden’s election aspresident.

The software maker will also suspend contributions throughthe same period for state officials and organizations who supported objections or suggested the election should be overturned.

Recent events have raised issues of importance to PACs across the business community. Microsoft President Brad Smith told employees on Jan. 21 thatover the last four years 20% of its PAC donations “had gone to members who voted against the Electoral College.”

Alphabet Inc’s Google and General Electric CoPACs have also suspended donations through 2022, whileDow Inc said it would extend its suspension to senatorsvoting against certification for up to six years.

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