MLB Ticket Requirement Stricter Than Georgia Voting Law
Major League Baseball is continuing to attack Georgia over their new voting law that does require a person to show valid photo ID to vote. However, the league will require photo ID for fact to pick up their tickets at the stadium to attend a game.
South Carolina Republican State Representative Nancy Mace noticed the rule. “Hey @MLB, this you?” Mace wrote with a picture of the Will Call policy for fans on mlb.com.
— Nancy Mace (@NancyMace) April 3, 2021
The MLB decided to pull the 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta Brave’s Truist Park in response to the state’s voter integrity law signed by Governor Brian Kemp last month.
The league, using talking points from Stacy Abrams characterized the law as a “voter suppression” bill. However, analysis by Heritage action and the Washington Post found that the law “actually preserves or expands ballot access in several important ways.” President Joe Biden was given four pinocchio’s by the Washington Post after he attacked the bill.
The decision by the league is not hurting Republicans, it’s hurting Democrats. Cobb County, Georgia – where the games was to take place – overwhelming voted for Biden (14 points over Trump) and it was Biden who supported the league to move the game.
Bill Volckmann, Finance Director for Cobb County believes that the county may lose up to $190 million. The 800 hotel rooms that were under contract will now be empty and the boost to recover from COVID business leaders were hoping for is now gone.
The wannabe governor of Georgia, Stacey Abrams praised the decision for the MLB to move the game despite the fact that it is hurting Democrats, not Republicans.
“Disappointed @MLB will move the All-Star Game, but proud of their stance on voting rights. GA GOP traded economic opportunity for suppression. On behalf of PoC targeted by #SB202 to lose votes + now wages, I urge events & productions to come & speak out or stay & fight. #gapol,” Abrams tweeted on April 2.
Cobb County is getting what they voted for.