The Major League Baseball (MLB)’s All-Star game is allegedly setting its sights on Denver, Colorado for its new location after announcing that it would be pulling out of Atlanta, Georgia, as reported by the Daily Caller.
In doing so, the game is moving from a city that is mostly black and instead relocating to a city that is mostly White. According to the 2019 U.S. Census, Atlanta’s population is approximately 51 percent black and only 41 percent White; Denver, on the other hand, is 81 percent White, with a mere 9.8 percent black population.
The MLB announced the move out of protest of Georgia’s recently-passed election integrity law, which aims to combat voter fraud by cracking down on questionable election practices. In response to widespread voter fraud in the state of Georgia in the 2020 election, as well as other swing states across the country, the law requires photo ID to be submitted when applying for a mail-in ballot, while also lowering the number of ballot drop-boxes in the state, and reducing the length of runoff elections from nine weeks to just four weeks, among other changes.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred released a statement criticizing the law, saying that “Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box.”
Many other corporations, as well as the media and most Democrats, have made similar baseless accusations that the law is racist and aimed at suppressing the votes of minorities, without providing any evidence to back up these claims. Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastian called the law “unacceptable” in an internal memo to Delta employees, and subsequently saw the Georgia House of Representatives pass a bill revoking a major tax break for the airline as retaliation. Governor Brian Kemp (R-Ga.) has refused to back down, accusing the MLB and other corporations of caving to pressure from the far-left.