Coors Field to host 2021 MLB All-Star Game, sources say

Brenda Watkins
April 7, 2021

Several other falsehoods were told about the law, including by President Joe Biden, who falsely claimed the law would suppress the votes of working people and said he would "strongly support" Major League Baseball moving its All-Star Game out of Atlanta. Shortly after this news broke, political pundits started posting messages comparing the voter laws in Denver to Georgia's new voter law.

Georgia voters without ID can use the last four digits of their social security number, a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or another government document with their name and address on it, according to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's office.

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on Monday wrote a letter to Manfred in which he criticized the commissioner's action in response to a new Georgia law that Republicans claim will help to prevent election fraud but that critics argue will make it harder for people of color to vote.

He and others pointed out that Georgia offers voters 17 days of in-person early voting, while Colorado has only 15 of those in-person days.

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.

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Kemp also called President Biden's appearance at the NCAA championship game in IN "so hypocritical" as the governor said the state is "the birthplace for the photo ID requirement".

Colorado voters are also less likely to need sustenance while waiting to vote, since they rarely encounter lines.

The new voting law came in the wake of the first Democratic victories in presidential and Senate elections in Georgia in a generation, which triggered repeated unproven assertions by former President Donald Trump that the state's election was fraudulent. "All voters who vote at the polls must provide identification".

Coors Field is expected to be announced as the site of this year's All-Star game, according to a person familiar with the decision but not authorized to speak publicly. Almost 30% of the businesses in Atlanta are black-owned, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

A Georgia tourism official told CNN on Friday that MLB's decision to move its All-Star Game out of Georgia could have a $100 million economic impact on the state. "It would be good for baseball and good for Colorado".

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