Major League Baseball announced today that it will relocate the 2021 All-Star Game and MLB Draft, originally scheduled to take place in Atlanta. This year’s All-Star Game would have been the first held in Atlanta since 2000, and the first ever at Truist Park. The new location is not yet determined. They say the decision was made due to the passage of Senate Bill 202(see below), which says “persons or entities that mail absentee ballot applications shall mail such applications only to eligible registered electors”.
Following the decision to move the game from Georgia, Governor Brian Kemp and House Speaker David Ralston issued the following statements:
“Today, Major League Baseball caved to fear, political opportunism, and liberal lies,” said Governor Kemp. “Georgians – and all Americans – should fully understand what the MLB’s knee-jerk decision means: cancel culture and woke political activists are coming for every aspect of your life, sports included. If the left doesn’t agree with you, facts and the truth do not matter.
“This attack on our state is the direct result of repeated lies from Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams about a bill that expands access to the ballot box and ensures the integrity of our elections. I will not back down. Georgians will not be bullied. We will continue to stand up for secure, accessible, fair elections. Earlier today, I spoke with the leadership of the Atlanta Braves who informed me they do not support the MLB’s decision.”
“Stacey Abrams’ leftist lies have stolen the All-Star Game from Georgia,” said Speaker David Ralston. “This decision is not only economically harmful, it also robs Georgians of a special celebration of our national pastime free of politics. But Georgia will not be bullied by socialists and their sympathizers. We will continue to stand for accessible, secure elections that are free and fair. And we will continue to speak truth despite extortion and intimidation.”
The Atlanta Braves also issued a statement on Twitter:
See the article from Major League Baseball’s website HERE.
Read SB 202 below.senate bill 202 2021