Georgia Guv Tweaks MLB For ‘Misguided Understanding’ Of State’s Voting Law

  • Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) posted on social media to celebrate the return of the Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game to Atlanta in 2025, noting the professional athletic organization changed its mind regarding Georgia’s 2021 voting law.
  • Absent from the statement and social media post was any mention of the MLB’s decision to pull out of Atlanta in 2021, prompted by Democratic claims that SB 202, Georgia Election Integrity Act of 2021 was discriminatory. SB 202 was passed and signed into law by Kemp in 2021.
  • “Georgia’s voting laws haven’t changed, but it’s good to see the MLB’s misguided understanding of them has,” wrote Kemp in a post on X, formerly Twitter. The governor added, “We look forward to welcoming the All-Star Game to Georgia.”
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