Last week, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp suffered a major public rebuke when Major League Baseball moved the All-Star Game out of Atlanta following his signing of a controversial voter suppression bill. The decision was expected to cost Georgia $100 million. Now, a blue state may be the biggest beneficiary of the backlash against Kemp and his Republican allies.
In a big win for Colorado Governor Jared Polis, ESPN reported that the baseball classic will be played at Denver’s Coors Field.
“Coors Field in Denver is expected to host this year’s All-Star Game, sources told ESPN’s Buster Olney on Monday. MLB opted to move the game out of Atlanta due to voting laws passed in Georgia last month,” ESPN reported Monday. “It will mark the second time the homer-friendly home of the Colorado Rockies will host the Midsummer Classic. The American League beat the National League 13-8 at Coors in 1998.”
Colorado had country's 2nd highest turnout last year, interestingly.
It sent every registered voter an absentee ballot (& people were registered via automatic registration). It also recently restored voting rights to all formerly incarcerated ppl & ended prison gerrymandering. https://t.co/ksqU732qCS
— Taniel (@Taniel) April 6, 2021