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Microsoft Halts Political Donations to Congress Members Who Opposed Biden's Win

· 02/05/2021 11:19

04:12 PM EST, 02/05/2021 (MT Newswires) -- Microsoft (MSFT) on Friday said it is suspending political contributions to upcoming campaigns for all members of US Congress who voted against the certification of electors in the 2020 presidential election.

The contributions will be halted for the duration of the 2022 election cycle. They will also be stopped for state officials and organizations who supported such objections or suggested the election should be overturned.

Microsoft also said it is changing the name of its Microsoft Political Action Committee to the Microsoft Corporation Stakeholders Voluntary PAC, after employees spoke out against some of the contributions.

"We believe these steps are appropriate given the importance of these issues for the stability and future of American democracy," Microsoft said in a blog.

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