MLB moving All-Star Game out of Georgia in response to voting restrictions

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has moved the All-Star Game from Atlanta’s Truist Park, a response to Georgia passing a law to protect the integrity of their elections.

Georgia’s new voting legislation requires a photo ID for absentee voting by mail.

MLB had awarded the game to Atlanta on May 29, 2019, and the game was scheduled for July 13 as part of baseball’s midsummer break that includes the Futures Game on July 11 and Home Run Derby the following night.

But, Commissioner Rob Manfred made the decision to move the All-Star events and the amateur draft, which had been scheduled to be held in Atlanta for the first time.

KUSI notes that you must show an ID to pick up tickets from will call at Atlanta’s Truist Park.

Truist Park

Atlanta Braves play the New York Mets with no fans in attendance at Truist Park during a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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