In an unprecedented move, back in 2021, officials for Major League Baseball decided to move the league’s All-Star game out of the city of Atlanta for political reasons.
The Georgia legislature had passed a new set of common-sense voter integrity laws.
“Racist,” the radicals on the left cried.
“Jim Crow on steroids,” President Joe Biden said.
Two-time election result denier in the Peach State, Stacy Abrams said the bill was, “Republicans gaming the system because they’re afraid of losing an election.”
But the real racism is the Democrat Party position that black people are less capable than white people of the simple task of obtaining voter identification.
Interesting to note, when MLB officials caved to calls from the woke crowd on Twitter, including from Rev. Al Sharpton and LeBron James – they transported the traditional mid-season exhibition game to Denver, Colorado, a state that at the time had more stringent voting regulations than what the new Georgia law called for.
Of course, the claims of racist Republicans and the suppression of minority votes turned out to be nothing more than fear mongering to increase Democrat election turnout.
In reality, following the passage of the GOP’s election integrity bill, including voter ID, the black vote in Georgia actually increased.
Furthermore, a poll from University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs has found the idea of disenfranchisement of the black vote is a figment of the Left’s imagination.
The post-election poll found 0% of black Georgians had trouble voting in the 2022 midterms.
In fact, another 0% of black voters in Georgia responded that they had a “poor” voting experience.
With the evidence showing they were wrong and trigger happy, MLB is offering Georgia baseball fans a make-good, while not formally admitting they were wrong.
It turns out, as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting, the 2025 MLB All Star game is heading back to the home of the Braves.
The move has President Biden eating crow and election-integrity leaders like Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida doing a big, “I told you so.”
But “Will Governor Abrams throw out the first pitch,” one Twitter user commented.
“I guess virtue signaling has an expiration date,” another account responded.
“Will they pull it again if the state votes to discontinue daylight savings time or anything,” another user asked sarcastically.
As the oldest civil rights organization in Georgia, we are disheartening to see the return of major league baseball All-Star game given that we are still in the sweltering heat of voter suppression. We hope that…
— Gerald A. Griggs (@AttorneyGriggs) November 16, 2023
However, not everyone is laughing.
The President of Georgia and Atlanta’s NAACP, George A. Griggs, is “disheartened” by the news.
Apparently, he’s still fighting what he calls a supposed, “voter suppression law” that evidence proves doesn’t suppress votes.
“As the oldest civil rights organization in Georgia, we are disheartening to see the return of major league baseball All-Star game given that we are still in the sweltering heat of voter suppression,” Griggs said in a statement. “We hope that major league baseball takes seriously the efforts to disenfranchise people of color in this state through the use of SB202 ‘the Voter Suppression Bill’. Voter suppression is alive and well in Georgia and Georgia should not benefit from voter suppression either politically or financially.”
So, Griggs doesn’t want any business to come to the state of Georgia because the state legislature passed an election integrity law that resulted in higher turnout and 0% of black people reporting problems voting.
Apparently, Griggs isn’t concerned about losing millions of dollars in sales for black-owned businesses in Atlanta.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.