When Major League Baseball moved its 2021 All-Star Game away from Atlanta in response to Georgia’s Election Integrity bill, the decision was applauded by the usual array of Democrats — former gubernatorial candidate-turned-voter rights activist Stacey Abrams, former President Barack Obama — as Major League Baseball “taking a stand on behalf of voting rights for all citizens.”
In reality, the move was nothing more than an attempt to appease the Left, which absurdly claimed the bill was “Jim Crow on steroids.”
A conservative advocacy group — The Job Creators Network — is fighting back against the decision, filing a suit in federal court on Monday against Major League Baseball, commissioner Rob Manfred, and the MLBPA (players union). The suit seeks $100 million in damages for local businesses, $1 billion in punitive damages, and for the All-Star Game to return to Georgia.
“MLB robbed the small businesses of Atlanta — many of them minority-owned — of $100 million, we want the game back