Major League Baseball (MLB) commissioner Robert Manfred decided to move the All-Star game on his own after holding extensive discussions with voting rights groups involving Lebron James, Stacey Abrams and Rev.Al. Sharpton, a source familiar with the move, told Fox News.
Abrams and Sharpton told the Players Commission they would boycott the game if not. The source said Abrams’ current stance, which she frustrated about the Georgia boycott, was suspected as she played a key role in the decision. James openly supports the boycott of Georgia.
Abrams and Sharpton’s group also called on the Commission to support other issues, including voter driven and HR 1Act for the People – a purge electoral reform that recently passed the House of Commons.
Manfred decided the easiest way to deal with the matter was to leave Georgia, according to a source.
After Manfred made the decision, he told an eight-member board of directors before making the announcement, which surprised 22 other teams, Manfred said, the decision was made following discussions with the MLB Players Association and Player Alliance.
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Now the game will take place in Colorado.
“Disappointed @MLB will move the All-Star game but are proud of their stance on voting rights, the GA GOP exchanged economic opportunities for crackdowns,” Abrams wrote on Twitter last week after announcing the move “on behalf of the PoC.” Targeted by # SB202 to Lose Votes + Now Wages I request events and productions to speak or stay and fight #gapol “
After that, she released another statement. “Like many Georgia residents, I am disappointed that MLB is moving the All-Stars game. However, I would like to commend the league’s players, owners and commanders,” she wrote. Sanctions, though I don’t want to see Georgia families injured in incidents and job losses, Georgia residents targeting the voter crackdown will be hit when given the opportunity to go to other states. ”
Abrams could not immediately be reached for comment on her involvement in the decision.
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Georgia’s lawmakers have passed. The “Electoral Integrity Act 2021” in a party ballot last month after a contentious 2020 election cycle. The bill included restrictions on lack of applicants and voting by mail, added state election oversight, additional voter ID requirements, and restrictions on non-survey workers. Opinions that provide food and drink to voters waiting in line at polling centers.
Republican supporters, including Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, touted the law as critical to ensuring the integrity of the state’s elections.