Big businesses side with Democrats in clash over voting rights

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A new ballpark for the events wasn't immediately revealed.

"Way to be a leader and take a strong stance!"

"I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year's All-Star Game and Major League Baseball draft", Manfred said.

The new host city for the July 13 game has yet to be announced, according to the league.

The White House said President Joe Biden supports the decision.

While President Biden and other prominent Democrats like former state representative Stacy Abrams have criticized the law as an attempt to make voting more hard in Georgia, Republicans argue that's a deliberate mischaracterization of what the law actually does. In an order penned by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, the Court affirmed a lower appeals court ruling that the baseball leagues did not engage in interstate commerce as it was defined by the Sherman Act because the act of playing a game falls outside the common understanding of traditional trade and commerce.

However, former President Donald Trump blasted the move and urged his supporters to "boycott baseball and all of the woke companies that are interfering with Free and Fair Elections".

Delta's flying to NY. "If the left doesn't agree with you, facts and the truth do not matter". "I will not back down. But Georgia will not be bullied by socialists and their sympathizers", Ralston said.

Kemp criticised MLB's decision on Twitter and said that the state's baseball team isn't happy, either.

"Obviously voting rights are a pillar in this country".

Delta CEO Ed Bastian labeled the law "unacceptable", while Coca-Cola chief executive James Quincey called the legislation a "step backward".

The Braves, Georgia's Major League Baseball (MLB) team, said they are "deeply disappointed" by the decision. "Unfortunately, businesses, employees, and fans in Georgia are the victims of this decision", the Braves statement said. That would represent action, as opposed to this disingenuous part of the Braves' statement: "The Braves organization will continue to stress the importance of equal voting opportunities and we had hoped our city could use this event as a platform to enhance the discussion".

"I want to be clear: I will not be backing down from this fight". They also pointed out that Georgia law specifies a minimum of 17 days of early voting, with absentee votes allowed for any reason. The Democrat is being closely watched to see if she seeks a 2022 rematch.

"Do all of them oppose voter ID?"

Georgia governor Kemp meanwhile hit out at the MLB's decision Friday, accusing the league of "caving to fear, political opportunism, and liberal lies".

FILE - In this October 7, 2018, file photo, ground crews prepare the field at Sun Trust Park, now known as Truist Park, ahead of Game 3 of MLB baseball's National League Division Series between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Atlanta. "Because that law is more restrictive than ours". The MLB claims it moved the location of the game due to perceived voting "restrictions" contained in SB 202.

"They were proactive", Cora added.

The NFL originally awarded the 1993 Super Bowl to Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona, but decided in March 1991 to move it to Pasadena, California, after the state failed to make Martin Luther King Jr. Arizona became the last state to adopt an MLK Holiday when voters approved it in November 1992.

Abrams also released a statement about the loss of the All-Star Game. The law was partially repealed in 2017, and the 2019 All-Star Game was held in Charlotte.

"We will continue with our plans to celebrate the memory of Hank Aaron during this season's All-Star festivities", Manfred said of the Braves legend who died in January at age 86.

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