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MLB Moves All-Star Game To Colorado Amid Uproar Over Georgia Voting Law

Added 04-06-21 03:07:01pm EST - “The change came in response to Georgia's controversial new voting law, which the MLB says is against its values.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “MLB Moves All-Star Game To Colorado Amid Uproar Over Georgia Voting Law”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Major League Baseball took the 2021 All Star Game out of Atlanta, citing Georgia's new voting law. The Atlanta Braves had been planning to show off their new stadium during the midsummer game. Todd Kirkland/Getty Images hide caption

Major League Baseball took the 2021 All Star Game out of Atlanta, citing Georgia's new voting law. The Atlanta Braves had been planning to show off their new stadium during the midsummer game.

Major League Baseball's 2021 All-Star Game will be played in Colorado's Coors Field, the league says, after it canceled plans for Atlanta to host baseball's midseason centerpiece. The change came in response to Georgia's controversial new voting law, which the MLB says is against its values.

"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," Baseball Commissioner Robert Manfred, Jr. said.

Georgia's Republican-led overhaul, which supporters say expands some voters' access to early voting, has been widely criticized as hampering access to absentee voting and disproportionately impacting minority communities.

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