Even as Major League Baseball continues its attack on Georgia’s requirement to show a valid photo ID to vote, the league has a photo ID requirement of its own for fans picking up tickets at the stadium.
South Carolina Republican state Rep. Nancy Mace took note of this requirement and found it hypocritical. “Hey @MLB, this you?” Mace wrote, as a caption to a screenshot of baseball’s Will Call policy at mlb.com.
The MLB pulled its 2021 All-Star Game from the Atlanta Brave’s Truist Park in the wake of the state’s new election integrity law enacted last month.
The league has characterized the law as a “voter suppression” law. Still, according to an analysis by Heritage Action, the left has floated a series of myths about the law, noting specifically that the law “actually preserves or expands ballot access in several important ways.”
But the league’s decision to take the game away from Atlanta is costing the city of Atlanta the tens of millions in revenue it would have realized if the game was held in Truist Park.
In a recent report, Bill Volckmann, Finance Director for Cobb County, appraised the All-Star Game’s economic impact ranging between $37 million and $190 million for the region. Read more…