Eli Lilly Executive Now Criticizing Proposed Election Legislation in Indiana

Eli Lilly and Company is the latest corporation announcing disagreement with election law legislation at the state level.

Posted: Apr 7, 2021 11:31 AM

One of the State of Indiana's biggest corporations is voicing an opinion on a legislative proposal that opponents say will make mail-in voting more difficult, by requiring voters to submit identification numbers with their ballot applications for future elections.

The sponsor of the Republican-backed bill says the proposal is aimed at preventing voter fraud by implementing similar voter ID requirements for voting by mail as the state requires of those casting ballots in-person at polling locations.

The senior vice president of Eli Lilly and Company, Stephen Fry told a committee this week, the company believed the bill wasn't necessary, and will "perpetuate the narrative that the 2020 election outcome was flawed or compromised.

The announcement by Eli Lilly and Company follows actions taken by Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines and Major League Baseball in response to legislation passed in Georgia this week.

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