MLB Pulls All-Star Game from Atlanta in Response to Georgia Voting Law

In response to Georgia’s repressive voting law, Major League Baseball has decided to pull its annual All-Star Game from Atlanta.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the decision on Friday, just eight days after Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed the controversial legislation into law. “I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game,” Manfred said. “Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box.”

“We will continue with our plans to celebrate the memory of Hank Aaron during this season’s All-Star festivities,” Manfred continued. “In addition, MLB’s planned investments to support local communities in Atlanta as part of our All-Star legacy projects will move forward.”

“Major League Baseball caved to fear, political opportunism, and liberal lies,” Kemp said in response to MLB’s decision. “Georgians – and all Americans – should fully understand what MLB’s knee-jerk decision means: cancel culture and woke political activists are coming for every aspect of your life, sports included.”

 

Source: nytimes.com

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