After randomly infusing themselves into the theatrics of partisan politics, Major League Baseball officials are considering relocating the All-Star game from Atlanta to Denver.
What’s so ironic about the consideration: Colorado has the same voter ID requirements and even fewer early voting days than Georgia.
Several outlets reported the development Monday, noting that the Colorado Rockies would host the All-Star game on July 13 instead of the Atlanta Braves.
The league made the decision to strip Georgia of the opportunity following left-wing hysteria over the state’s newly passed voting law, which they claim to be “racist.”
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Friday.
“Over the last week, we have engaged in thoughtful conversations with Clubs, former and current players, the Players Association and the Players Alliance, among others, to listen to their views,” Manfred said.
“Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box,” he added. “Fair access to voting continues to have our game’s unwavering support.”
But, critics pointed out Monday that Colorado has the same voter ID requirements for in-person voting as Georgia under their new law, and even fewer days to vote ahead of time, as reported by BizPacReview.
And, “campaign workers” can provide refreshments to voters waiting in line in Colorado, but they “may NOT campaign or wear any apparel or accessories bearing the name or image of a candidate, political party or ballot measure if they operate within 100 feet of the polling place.”
The new law in Georgia allows poll workers to provide voters with refreshments while they wait in line, but like the Colorado law, it prevents “electioneering” via refreshments.
What’s more, in Colorado, voting centers open 15 days before election day, but in Georgia they are open at least 17 days before including weekends.
The hypocrisy is astounding.
If they want to help fuel the team-left narrative, perhaps they should consider moving the game elsewhere.