Major League Baseball is so woke it ripped their All-Star Game from one of the largest minority communities in America and gave it to a less diverse city in a state that has more restrictive elections. And it was all over a bill that has a plurality of support by Americans.
Atlanta, where the game was supposed to be held, is 51% Black and 46% of all businesses are minority-owned. Denver, where the game has been relocated to, is 76% White, and only 23% of all businesses are minority-owned. The 2019 All-Star Game in Cleveland generated $65 million in regional economic activity — monies that will be redistributed to a primarily white and wealthy community from the hands of a predominately black one.
Moreover, Colorado requires voter identification — just like Georgia — and only has 15 days of early voting compared to Georgia’s 17 days. So much for the MLB taking a strict stand against mandatory voter identification rules, one of the key objections to Georgia’s new law.
What’s also absurd is the American public overwhelmingly supports an ID requirement for absentee voting — which Georgia’s new law requires. That latest YouGov/The Economist poll found that Americans support requiring a photo ID in order to vote absentee, 53 percent to 28 percent. And according to FiveThirtyEight, “Georgians are even more supportive: 74 percent of registered voters in the UGA/AJC poll backed requiring voters to include a copy of their photo ID or other documentation in order to vote by mail. Only 22 percent were opposed.”
A plurality of voters — 42% — support the new Georgia law nationally, according to a Morning Consult poll — even as the White House continues to lie about it, with President Biden calling it “Jim Crow on steroids,” and making other false statements which garnered four Pinocchio’s from The Washington Post. White House press secretary Jen Psaki wouldn’t back down from his false claims in Monday’s briefing, saying “Our focus is on continuing to convey that it’s important that voting is easier, not harder; that when there are laws in place that make it harder, we certainly express an opposition to those laws.”
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