Wall Street Journal slams Major League Baseball, demands apology to Atlanta for yanking All-Star game
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The Wall Street Journal editorial board slammed the Major League Baseball league on Sunday after it announced the All-Star game would be held in Georgia in 2025, after they pulled the game from the state in 2021 because of the voting laws.
"What’s changed? Not the bulk of the law, the Election Integrity Act of 2021, which tightened up vote-by-mail and voter ID rules. Mr. Manfred at the time bowed to Democratic Party and media distortions about the law," they worte.
"Mr. Manfred said he’d consider returning the game to Atlanta if he saw some appropriate change. Perhaps what he meant is that he’d return the game to the Georgia capital if it turned out the attacks on the law were specious."
President Biden referred to Georgia's Election Integrity Act of 2021 as "Jim Crow 2.0." During the 2022 midterms, the state broke voter turnout records for most ballots cast before Election Day in a midterm election.
A detail shot of the 2024 Major League Baseball All-Star Game logo on Globe Life Field during the 2024 MLB All-Star Logo Unveiling at Globe Life Field on Thursday, July 20, 2023 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/MLB Photos via Getty Images) ((Photo by Cooper Neill/MLB Photos via Getty Images))
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"The league’s flip-flop shows how easily big American businesses can be swayed to bend to progressive political panics, no matter the facts. Two years later Mr. Manfred may figure this is old news, and that most Georgians will be mollified because the game will soon be in Atlanta. Well, we