April 17, 2021

MLB All-Star Game moves to Colorado despite stricter voting laws (New York Post)

Ain’t that a peach!

Critics are scratching their heads over Major League Baseball’s decision to yank its All-Star Game from Georgia and move it to Colorado — where voting laws are actually more restrictive than those in the Peach State which prompted the boycott.

The mountainous state requires voters to provide identification for in-person and first-time absentee voting.

“All voters who vote at the polls must provide identification,” the Colorado Secretary of State’s website says. “If you are voting by mail for the first time, you may also need to provide a photocopy of your identification when you return your mail ballot.”

Under Georgia’s newly passed voting bill, ID — or another proof of identity, like a utility bill or bank statement — is required for in-person voting, as well as for all absentee voting.

Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia
MLB pulled the game from Georgia over the state’s new voting law.
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And similar to the measure now in place in Georgia, campaign operatives in Colorado are banned from offering snacks and water to voters who are in line.

Colorado is also more restrictive when it comes to early voting —…

Read “MLB All-Star Game moves to Colorado despite stricter voting laws” at New York Post