Denver expected to replace Atlanta as MLB All-Star game city

Lauren Boebert silent on MLB moving All Star Game to her state after attacking decision to leave Atlanta

He cited the MLB's decision to move the organization's All-Star game and draft in Atlanta in response to Georgia's restrictive voting law.

In the days in between - as Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred consulted with players, owners, union leaders, team officials and sponsors - Atlanta-based corporate giants Coca-Cola and Delta denounced the new law as "unacceptable", and President Biden said he would "strongly support" moving the game out of Atlanta.

The new voting law came in the wake of the first Democratic victories in presidential and Senate elections in Georgia in a generation, which triggered repeated unproven assertions by former President Donald Trump that the state's election was fraudulent.

The mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms, said she regretted but understood the decision and wrote that it could represent "the 1st of many dominoes to fall, until the unnecessary barriers put in place to restrict access to the ballot box are removed".

"Georgia has 17 days of in-person early voting including two optional Sundays, Colorado has 15", Kemp said.

According to the website of the Colorado secretary of state's office, Coloradans who choose to use a mail-in ballot "may need to provide a copy of your ID along with your mail ballot", if they have recently registered for the first time.

Kemp also criticized the president for appearing at the NCAA championship game in IN, given Biden's comments, because in was "the birthplace for the photo ID requirement".


Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law last month a sweeping, Republican-sponsored bill that includes new restrictions on voting by mail and greater legislative control over how elections are run.

But ultimately, a total of 21,408 of the mailed-in or dropped-off ballots were disqualified because of voter-identification issues, the station reported.

Acceptable forms of identification include a valid Colorado's driver's license or valid ID card issued by the Department of Revenue, a valid US passport, a copy of a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or other government documents. The state uses signature matching to verify a voter's absentee ballots in subsequent elections.

Coors Field in Denver has been chosen to host this year's All-Star Game, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney on Monday. "It is a decision that will have a bigger impact on countless small and minority-owned businesses in and around Atlanta, than the new election law ever will".

Major League Baseball moved the All-Star game after Biden told ESPN that he would "strongly support" moving the July 13 game because of the law he described as "Jim Crow on steroids".

It will mark the second time the homer-friendly home of the Colorado Rockies will host the Midsummer Classic.

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