MLB pulls All-Star Game from Georgia in protest of new voting bill
MLB Pulls All-Star GameFrom Georgia in Protest ofNew Restrictive Voting Bill.A new host city has yet to be chosen,but “details” are said to be forthcoming.Commissioner Robert Manfred madethe official announcement on Friday. .According to Manfred, the decision wasdue to Georgia’s new election bill, which GovernorBrian Kemp signed into law on Wednesday. .The bill creates strict guidelinesaround voter registration and mail-in ballots,which critics say will unfairly suppress voters,particularly people of color. .Over the last week, we have engaged inthoughtful conversations with Clubs, formerand current players, the Players Association,and The Players Alliance … I have decidedthat the best way to demonstrate our valuesas a sport is by relocating this year’sAll-Star Game and MLB Draft, Robert Manfred, via CNBC.Manfred went on to say that MLB“fundamentally supports voting rights forall Americans” and highlighted the league’s2020 initiative to encourage voting. .[MLB] opposes restrictions to the ballot box …In 2020, MLB became the first professionalsports league to join the non-partisan CivicAlliance … Fair access to voting continuesto have our game’s unwavering support, Robert Manfred, via CNBC.MLB will reportedly still honor its commitmentto support local Atlanta communities.