Major League Baseball (MLB) announced last week that it was taking the all-star game out of Atlanta, Georgia, on grounds that it did not agree with a new bill that erodes voter access in the state of Georgia. MLB has taken the game to Coors Field in Colorado, putting the state’s democracy in the spotlight. This interesting development is by Jennifer McRae in CBS Denver:
The voting laws in Colorado are in the spotlight after it was announced that the MLB All-Star Game was coming to Coors Field. Major League Baseball announced the new venue on Tuesday after pulling the game, also known as the Midsummer Classic, from Atlanta over objections to extensive changes to Georgia’s voting laws.
MLB moved the game from Truist Park in Atlanta after voting rules were signed into law by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp late last month. Many have condemned the changes as being too restrictive.
The new law in Georgia includes new limits on voting by mail, greater control over how elections are run by state lawmakers, a majority of whom are Republican. The changes come after claims of widespread fraud in last fall’s election.
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