The Wall Street Journal editorial committee slammed nan Major League Baseball convention connected Sunday aft it announced the All-Star game would beryllium held successful Georgia successful 2025, aft they pulled nan crippled from nan authorities successful 2021 because of nan voting laws.
"What’s changed? Not nan bulk of nan law, nan Election Integrity Act of 2021, which tightened up vote-by-mail and elector ID rules. Mr. Manfred astatine nan clip bowed to Democratic Party and media distortions astir nan law," they worte.
"Mr. Manfred said he’d see returning nan crippled to Atlanta if he saw immoderate due change. Perhaps what he meant is that he’d return nan crippled to nan Georgia superior if it turned retired nan attacks connected nan rule were specious."
President Biden referred to Georgia's Election Integrity Act of 2021 as "Jim Crow 2.0." During nan 2022 midterms, nan authorities collapsed elector turnout records for astir ballots formed earlier Election Day successful a midterm election.
A item changeable of nan 2024 Major League Baseball All-Star Game logo connected Globe Life Field during nan 2024 MLB All-Star Logo Unveiling astatine Globe Life Field connected Thursday, July 20, 2023 successful Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/MLB Photos via Getty Images) ((Photo by Cooper Neill/MLB Photos via Getty Images))
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"The league’s flip-flop shows really easy large American businesses tin beryllium swayed to crook to progressive governmental panics, nary matter nan facts. Two years later Mr. Manfred whitethorn fig this is aged news, and that astir Georgians will beryllium mollified because nan crippled will soon beryllium successful Atlanta. Well, we remember, and Mr. Manfred still owes Georgians a major-league mea culpa," nan editorial committee wrote.
MLB commissioner Robert Manfred said astatine nan clip that nan decisions was "the champion measurement to show our values arsenic a sport."
Gov. Brian Kemp, R-GA., reacted to nan announcement arsenic well, noting that nan voting laws successful Georgia haven't changed.
"Georgia’s voting laws haven’t changed, but it’s bully to spot nan MLB’s misguided knowing of them has. We look guardant to welcoming nan All-Star Game to Georgia. Go Braves!" Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp wrote successful a station connected X.
A wide position of nan scoreboard featuring nan All-Star Game logo during a crippled betwixt nan Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies astatine Coors Field connected May 13, 2021 successful Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) ((Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images))
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Georgia Lt Gov. Burt Jones took purpose astatine nan state's two-time Democrat gubernatorial campaigner Stacey Abrams, 1 of nan biggest critics of nan voting law, and blamed her for nan millions successful economical benefits he said were mislaid owed to nan crippled being moved.
"Stacey Abrams costs Georgians complete $100M owed to her lies astir Georgia’s common-sense predetermination betterment law. Four years delayed, I’m happy to spot nan MLB seeing done her lies and bringing nan All Star Game backmost to Georgia. I’ll clasp my activity waiting connected an apology," he wrote.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred smiles during nan unveiling of nan 2024 All-Star shot crippled logo, Thursday, July 20, 2023, successful Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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