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OT: MLB moving 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta over Georgia voting law

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OT: MLB moving 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta over Georgia voting law 

Post#1 » by HMFFL » Fri Apr 2, 2021 8:30 pm

MLB moving 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta over Georgia voting law

Major League Baseball announced Friday that it is moving the 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta in response to a new Georgia law that has civil rights groups concerned about its potential to restrict voting access for people of color.

The 2021 MLB draft, a new addition to All-Star Game festivities this year, will also be relocated.
In a statement, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said the league is "finalizing a new host city and details about these events will be announced shortly." A source told ESPN that the All-Star Game is still planned for Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in 2022 and won't be moved up to fill the void this summer.

"Over the last week, we have engaged in thoughtful conversations with Clubs, former and current players, the Players Association, and The Players Alliance, among others, to listen to their views," Manfred said in his statement. "I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year's All-Star Game and MLB Draft.


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Re: OT: MLB moving 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta over Georgia voting law 

Post#2 » by Jamaaliver » Fri Apr 2, 2021 10:19 pm

Regardless Of my personal feelings on the bill, the state leadership had to know this would bring serious blowback and consequences for its passage. Enacting legislation that limits voter access is a hard sell for most civilized, educated individuals.

You’d think that if they were going to openly suppress votes, they’d find a more subtle , nuanced way to go about it.

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