Rockies to host MLB's All-Star Game amid controversy over Georgia voting law

Lauren Boebert silent on MLB moving All Star Game to her state after attacking decision to leave Atlanta

However, on April 2, Major League Baseball announced that it made a decision to move the game out of Atlanta because of a new Georgia law that has civil rights groups concerned about its potential to restrict voting access for people of color.

"Major League Baseball adopted what has turned out to be a false narrative about the election law reforms in Georgia, and based on that false narrative, moved the MLB All-Star game from Atlanta", Abbott wrote in the letter.

"Major League Baseball is grateful to the Rockies, the City of Denver and the State of Colorado for their support of this summer's All-Star Game", Manfred said in a written statement.

"Georgia has 17 days of in-person early voting including two optional Sundays, Colorado has 15", Kemp said in an appearance on Fox News. "So what I'm being told, they also have a photo ID requirement".

Kemp also called President Biden's appearance at the NCAA championship game in IN "so hypocritical" as the governor said the state is "the birthplace for the photo ID requirement".

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law last month a sweeping, Republican-sponsored bill that includes new restrictions on voting by mail and greater legislative control over how elections are run. "All voters who vote at the polls must provide identification".

The 2016 presidential election - in which NY businessman Donald Trump defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton - was the first in which Colorado used a mail-in ballot system, according to the station. The state uses signature matching to verify a voter's absentee ballots in subsequent elections.

Georgia voters without ID can use the last four digits of their social security number, a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or another government document with their name and address on it, according to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's office.

Coors Field in Denver has been chosen to host this year's All-Star Game, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney on Monday. Almost 30% of the businesses in Atlanta are black-owned, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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