Big businesses side with Democrats in clash over voting rights

Major League Baseball is moving it's scheduled 2021 All Star Game from Atlanta over concerns over new voting laws in the state of Georgia

The Republican governor said at a news conference that the Major League Baseball "caved to fear and lies from liberal activists" when it yanked the July 13 game from Atlanta's Truist Park.

The Braves said they are "deeply disappointed" about the decision to remove the game from Atlanta.

In his Saturday morning tweet, Brooks also shared a statement from Trump, which accused the Major League Baseball and other companies of "interfering with Free and Fair Elections". "Are you listening Coke, Delta, and all!"

Brian Kemp, at a news conference at the state Capitol Saturday, slammed Major League Baseball's decision to pull the All-Star Game from Atlanta over the league's objection to a new voting law in the state.

"I think today's professional athletes are acting incredibly responsibly".

"It used to be that business leaders would be the ones to get the attention in the roles they took", Salzman said. Look what's happened across the board.

"People are going to say, 'Stick to sports".

The All-Star Game is scheduled for Tuesday, July 13, but it now will be held at a site-to-be determined instead of Atlanta suburbs-based Sun-Trust Park, which opened in 2017.

Some San Diego community leaders are calling on the Major League Baseball to consider Petco Park as a venue for the 2021 All-Star Game.

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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred previously said he made the call to move the All-Star events and the amateur draft from Atlanta after discussions with individual players and the Players Alliance, an organization of Black players formed after the death of George Floyd a year ago.

Major League Baseball is protesting a democratically passed Georgia voting law while bolstering ties with a Communist Party-backed Chinese company that cracked down on an National Basketball Association executive who supported the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. The prohibition extends 150 feet from a polling place and 25 feet from any person standing in line. In reality, the election bill provision allows voters to bring food or beverage in line, and even order food if desired. "It's easier to vote in Georgia than it is in New York", Kemp said. Delaware, Biden's home state, also prohibits gifts and rewards in presidential primary elections. You do not in Georgia. A former secretary of state of Georgia who has his own record of decisions that made voting harder for the state's residents, he is again a key G.O.P. voice leading the charge on the issue.

But Dick Pagano, a baseball fan in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, said he would not watch or attend any games this year.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp dropped all the (far) right emotional triggers in his response to Manfred's decision: "liberal lies", "cancel culture", and "woke political activists". "If the left doesn't agree with you, facts and truth do not matter". "Georgians will not be bullied". The positive is, we're taking a stand, we're more informed and the players are involved. As alluded to by Trump, "woke companies" have denounced the Georgia bill as they face increasing pressure to virtue-signal. "If "Coca-Cola wants black and brown people to drink their product, then they must speak up when our rights, our lives, and our very democracy as we know it is under attack", said Bishop Reginald Jackson at a rally in Atlanta last Thursday".

"To our friends across the country, please do not boycott us", Abrams said in a video statement on Wednesday. Delta CEO Ed Bastian said the Georgia law was "unacceptable and does not match Delta's Values". I'm a little heartened by that there was that level of communication.

Former President Donald Trump and former first lady Melania Trump.

"Why is it that every time the 2020 ELECTION FRAUD is discussed, the Fake News Media consistently states that such charges are baseless, unfounded, unwarranted, etc.?"

"In the moment when I heard the news, I was very surprised", he said. "Other than that, Happy Easter!"

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