"Any intent to suppress any American from voting, I disagree with", said Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, the 2018 and 2019 All-Star Game manager for the National League. Boycott baseball and all of the woke companies that are interfering with Free and Fair Elections. "Are you listening Coke, Delta, and all!", Trump wrote in a statement.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Friday joined the fray in the GOP's ongoing battle with Major League Baseball (MLB), suggesting that the league should be stripped of its immunity from federal antitrust regulations for its response to Georgia's new voting measures.
"I do think to pay tribute to Mr. Aaron, I think think this was a wonderful way to start doing that", Francona said. "They're leaders", Biden said.
"People are going to say, 'Stick to sports".
FILE - In this October 7, 2018, file photo, ground crews prepare the field at Sun Trust Park, now known as Truist Park, ahead of Game 3 of MLB baseball's National League Division Series between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Atlanta. He got a sense (of players' feelings) and the sense was to go ahead and make that decision to move the game.
Lorre Sweetman, in Kahului, Hawaii, said it was a poor move by the Major League Baseball because it wasn't based on the actual new voting laws but on "political pandering" and misinformation.
"The best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year's All-Star Game and MLB Draft", MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement.
Jeff Duncan, US Representative for South Carolina's 3rd congressional district posted a statement on Twitter, saying the majority of Americans support the provisions of the law and threatened Major League Baseball with antitrust exception. The prohibition extends 150 feet from a polling place and 25 feet from any person standing in line. In reality, the election bill provision allows voters to bring food or beverage in line, and even order food if desired.
'In New York you have to have an excuse to vote by absentee. Delaware, Biden's home state, also prohibits gifts and rewards in presidential primary elections.
While President Biden and other prominent Democrats like former state representative Stacy Abrams have criticized the law as an attempt to make voting more hard in Georgia, Republicans argue that's a deliberate mischaracterization of what the law actually does.
"Here's the truth", Kemp said. "Georgians will not be bullied". "But Georgia will not be bullied by socialists and their sympathizers", Ralston said.
"It does not promote principles we have stood for in Georgia around broad access to voting, around voting convenience, about ensuring election integrity", he added.
"We will not be silenced". As alluded to by Trump, "woke companies" have denounced the Georgia bill as they face increasing pressure to virtue-signal. "If "Coca-Cola wants black and brown people to drink their product, then they must speak up when our rights, our lives, and our very democracy as we know it is under attack", said Bishop Reginald Jackson at a rally in Atlanta last Thursday".
Abrams also released a statement about the loss of the All-Star Game. I'm a little heartened by that there was that level of communication.
"Earlier today, I spoke with the leadership of the Atlanta Braves who informed me they do not support the MLB's decision", Kemp said.
"Why is it that every time the 2020 ELECTION FRAUD is discussed, the Fake News Media consistently states that such charges are baseless, unfounded, unwarranted, etc.?"
"In the moment when I heard the news, I was very surprised", he said. "Other than that, Happy Easter!"