Announcement on Friday by Major League Baseball reveals the big decision. It said,”this year’s All-Star Game and MLB draft will be relocated out of Atlanta in response to Georgia’s new voting law, saying it fiercely “opposes restrictions to the ballot box.”
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The Commissioner of MLB Rob Manfred made the announcement. It has just released after 1 day after season began. The pressure to change the location to republican-backed election reform legislation recently signed by Gov. Brian Kemp.
Commisioner in statement said that, ” Over the last week, we have engaged in thoughtful conversations with Clubs, former and current players, the Players Association, and the Players Alliance, among others, to listen to their views”.
Adding to it he mentions “I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport. And this is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft.”
He continues saying,” Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box,” “Fair access to voting continues to have our game’s unwavering support.”
President Biden in an interview earlier week mentions statement. He says “I strongly support”. The July 13 game relocation in response to law. he called “Jim Crow on steroids.”.