CLAIM: Major League Baseball (MLB) is moving the All-Star Game out of Atlanta because of a law that restricts voting.
VERDICT: FALSE. The new Georgia law actually expands some voting, contrary to claims by Democrats and the media.
MLB became the latest victim of a hoax about Georgia’s voting law when it announced Friday that it would move the 2021 All-Star Game out of the state. In a statement, MLB said it supports voting rights and “opposes restrictions to the ballot box.”
Major corporations based in Atlanta, such as Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines, have also criticized the new law harshly. But as the Wall Street Journal noted in an editorial Thursday, “They’re denouncing Georgia’s election law, but have they read it?”
Fact-checkers have already taken President Joe Biden to task for false statements about the law, as Breitbart News noted:
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