Best Buy joins companies halting donations to politicians who voted against election certification

The Richfield retailer is the latest company to halt its political donations.
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Best Buy has become the latest company to announce it's halting donations to politicians who voted against the certification of Joe Biden as the next president.

The Richfield-based retailer has said it's suspending contributions to any of the 147 Republicans in the House and Senate who opposed the certification of the election results.

The legislators did so citing unfounded concerns about the validity of the vote, and debunked claims of widespread electoral fraud. These claims, fanned by President Donald Trump, led to the attempted insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, as senators and representatives met to certify states' results.

Other companies that have said they will suspend donations to legislators who voted against certification include Amazon, American Express, AT&T, Airbnb, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Comcast.

Among the Members of Congress from Minnesota who voted against the certification were 1st District Rep. Jim Hagedorn and newly-elected 7th District Rep. Michelle Fischbach.

Some other companies said they will suspend donations to all politicians and parties as they weigh the fallout from the insurrection, including JP Morgan, and Dow Chemical.

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