Major League Baseball announced it would turn its back on Georgia in a press release issued Friday, ripping away the 2021 All-Star Game from Turner Field in Atlanta. The sports league is citing a gripe with election integrity legislation signed into law last month.
While the law merely standardizes Georgia’s election procedures in a manner that models them on other US states, critics of integrity measures in US elections have claimed they represent an attack on the right to vote.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred made the call to steal away the All-Star game. In addition to relocating the game, the 2021 MLB Draft will be moved, as well.