MLB moving All-Star Game, draft out of Georgia following outcry over voting law

By Amy Tennery (Reuters) -Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Robert Manfred said the league was relocating its 2021 All-Star Game and MLB Draft from Atlanta, following outcry over Georgia’s new voting restrictions. The removal of the lucrative All-Star Game marks one of the most significant and high-profile protests after Georgia last week strengthened identification requirements for absentee ballots, shortened early voting periods for runoffs and made it a crime to offer food and water to voters waiting in line. “I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is b…

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