Toyota is halting donations to lawmakers who voted against certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 election win in January, reports MarketingDaily.

According to the report, the decision “to reverse its stance on donations comes after the automaker was targeted by the Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump political action committee founded by former GOP strategists. The PAC is currently focusing on companies that donated to lawmakers who refused to certify the election.”

The automaker released a statement July 8 saying it is “committed to supporting and promoting actions that further our democracy.”

Toyota, states MarketingDaily, “says it has long-standing relationships with lawmakers across the political spectrum, especially those representing its U.S. operations, which includes its U.S. headquarters in Plano, Texas and manufacturing plants in Princeton, Indiana (Toyota Sienna, Sequoia and Highlander); Georgetown, Kentucky (Toyota RAV4, Camry and Avalon); Blue Springs, Mississippi (Toyota Corolla) and San Antonio, Texas (Toyota Tacoma and Tundra).”

“Our bipartisan PAC equally supports Democrats and Republicans running for Congress,” says Toyota. “In fact, in 2021, the vast majority of the contributions went to Democrats and Republicans who supported the certification of the 2020 election.”

After the automaker’s reversal, The Lincoln Project tweeted that Toyota “made the right choice. They put democracy ahead of transactional politics. We hope that the rest of Corporate America will follow their lead.”

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