'Economic Blackmail': Georgia Elections Official Blasts Biden for 'Disgusting' MLB Statement

'Economic Blackmail': Georgia Elections Official Blasts Biden for 'Disgusting' MLB Statement


President Joe Biden’s support for Major League Baseball moving the 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta in response to Georgia’s recent enactment of an election integrity law is both “disgusting” and a form of “economic blackmail,” Georgia elections official Gabe Sterling said Friday.

“I think it’s morally reprehensible and disgusting that he’s perpetuating economic blackmail over a lie,” Sterling said in an interview with The Dispatch. “It’s a lie. This is no different than the lie of Trump saying there was voter fraud in this state. And the people who are going to be most hurt by [a boycott] are the workers in all of these places that are going to be impacted.”

Last Thursday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed the sweeping elections bill into law, which is designed to combat voter fraud in the Peach State’s elections by requiring voters to submit ID for mail-in voting and reducing the use of

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