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Baltimore Orioles And Baltimore Mayor Issue Support For Moving MLB All-Star Game From Georgia

  • Charles County,St Mary's County,Calvert County,Prince George's County,Anne Arundel County
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BALTIMORE --  The Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore's Mayor Brandon Scott issued the following statement in wake of Major League Baseball moving the MLB All-Star Game and MLB Draft out of Georgia. 

This follows the decisions from various companies boycotting new voting laws that were recently passed in the Peach State.

The statement reads:

"The Orioles organization joins the City of Baltimore in support of today's decision by Major League Baseball to relocate the 2021 All-Star Game and MLB Draft. As the birthplace of civil rights icon Thurgood Marshall, we stand united with Commissioner Manfred in denouncing this malicious legislative effort to suppress voters in Georgia and other state legislatures.

Baseball is our national pastime and preserving the right to vote is a pillar of our American democracy. The City of Baltimore and the Birds of Baltimore applaud MLB’s patriotism in supporting voting rights, and we encourage everyone to use this moment to fight for fair elections and register eligible Americans to vote and make their voices heard."

 

Additionally on April 2, Former President Donald Trump issued a statement calling for a boycott of Major League Baseball, following their decision to move the game. 

“Baseball is already losing tremendous numbers of fans, and now they leave Atlanta with their All-Star Game because they are afraid of the Radical Left Democrats who do not want voter I.D., which is desperately needed, to have anything to do with our elections,” Trump said in a statement released by the recently formed Save America PAC.

He would go on to call for a boycott of other companies that are "interfering with free and fair elections," citing recent decisions from Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines.

To read the entire 98-page election law bill that is causing controversy in Georgia, click HERE.

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