MLB Moving All-Star Game Back To Atlanta After Moving In 2021 Over Election Integrity Laws

The MLB’s All-Star Game is returning to Atlanta, Georgia, in 2025 after moving the site of the game in 2021 in response to an election integrity law passed in the state that was criticized by leftists as racist. 

As explained by Fox 5 Atlanta, the “law, which is still on the books in Georgia, aimed to ensure election integrity by placing certain restrictions on absentee and mail-in voting, expanding voter ID requirements and prohibiting non-poll workers from providing food and drink to voters waiting in line at polling centers.”

At the time, MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred said that the decision to move the game was “the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport,” and pointed to leftists who were saying the law could limit voting access. However, voter turnout in Georgia increased in the 2022 midterm elections.

“Georgia’s voting laws haven’t changed, but it’s good to see the MLB’s misguided understanding of them has. We look forward to welcoming the All-Star Game to Georgia. Go Braves!” Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp wrote in a post on X in response to the news.

Georgia Lt Governor Burt Jones slammed the state’s two-time failed Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, a notorious election denier who is one of the biggest critics of the voting law, and blamed her for the millions in economic benefits that the state lost due to the game being moved.

“Stacey Abrams cost Georgians over $100M due to her lies about Georgia’s common-sense election reform law. Four years delayed, I’m happy to see the MLB seeing through her lies and bringing the All Star Game back to Georgia. I’ll hold my breath waiting on an apology,” he wrote.

“[The MLB] realized that ‘voter suppression’ is as much a myth as Stacey Abrams winning the Governor’s race. Vindication – for Georgia voters, small businesses, and sports fans!” former Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler said, referencing Abrams’ refusal to concede the 2018 gubernatorial election, the first of two elections she lost to Kemp.”

D & B Staff

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