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Atlanta about Major League Baseball's decision to pull the 2021 All Star Game from Atlanta over the league's objection to a new Georgia voting law Lauren Boebert silent on MLB moving All-Star Game to her state after attacking decision to leave Atlanta
Cary Erickson | 07 April, 2021, 08:21

Abbott, a Republican, informed the Rangers of his decision in a letter ahead of Monday's game, according to a news release.

"Thank you for the invitation to throw the first pitch at the Texas Rangers' home opening game". "It is shameful that America's pastime is being influenced by partisan politics".

Abbott was referring to MLB's decision last week to move the 2021 All-Star game out of Atlanta because of a new law in Georgia that voting rights advocates say will make it more hard for people, particularly Black and other minority voters, to participate in elections.

Manfred said Major League Baseball "fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box".

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Alberta Health updated its online data on Monday afternoon, tallying up case numbers confirmed from Thursday to Sunday. Eligible Albertans can also book their COVID-19 immunization at participating pharmacies by visiting the AHS website.

While Georgia requires identification for all in-person and absentee voting, Colorado law requires identification for in-person voting and first-time mail-in voters may be required to include a copy of their ID with their ballot.

She did take time to tweet something in that vein, "Big Business will boycott U.S. cities and states, but continue to do business with the Chinese Communist Party", but with no mention of the All-Star decision or the corporate boycotts related to it. "We will continue to stand up for secure, accessible, fair elections", the governor said Sunday.

"The State of Texas was proud to help MLB host last season's National League playoff games and the World Series in Arlington".

MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred on Friday ordered the sport to relocate its 2021 All-Star Game after Georgia instituted the new voting rules, which Republican politicians have endorsed but critics have said aim to suppress voting among Black people and other racial minorities who tend to vote Democratic. "This decision does not diminish the deep respect I have for the Texas Rangers baseball organization, which is outstanding from top to bottom".