MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that the league will be holding the 2025 Major League Baseball All-Star game in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday.
Atlanta was set to hold the 2021 All-Star game before Democrats and liberal activists lobbied to get the game moved because of new voter laws passed by Republicans in order to prevent fraud.
ESPN summed up the situation saying, "Atlanta was awarded the 2021 All-Star Game in May 2019, but MLB moved it in April 2021, just three months before the game was played. Critics complained then that the voting rights changes were too restrictive. Manfred made the decision to move the All-Star events and the amateur draft from Atlanta after discussions with individual players and the Players Alliance, an organization of Black players formed after the death of George Floyd in 2020."
Democrats referred to the new voter laws as "Jim Crow 2.0," insinuating that requiring basic security measures was tantamount to segregating African-Americans.
However, with this announcement from Manfred, it appears the boycott is over and that all that talk of racist legislating was completely overblown.
This announcement ought to infuriate Baseball fans who had to endure the drama of the 2021 All-Star game's relocation. It also must be enraging for the people of Atlanta who missed out on a lot of economic activity that would have accompanied the game.
Many wondered who Manfred talked to in making the decision to move the game and it turns out he talked to failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D), who has lost the race to be Georgia's governor twice.
Furthermore, Abrams claims that the election was stolen from her, which is the exact same thing that the left has demonized former President Donald Trump for.
Instead of talking to Governor Brian Kemp (R), Manfred only consulted with Democrats and swallowed their lies about the state's common sense voter laws.
It has only been two years since the supposedly evil and backwards voter laws were put in place so Americans can safely assume that Manfred made a massive mistake and that those who claim that Georgia is bringing back segregation aren't worth listening to.
However, this won't be the end of the hysterical and insane attacks on common sense voter laws designed to prevent voter fraud.
Republicans have been hard at work making sure that the uncertainty and suspicious events surrounding the 2020 presidential election won't be an issue in 2024.
More stringent voter ID laws and reviewing ballot drop box usage will go a long way to preventing the possibility of fraud affecting an election.
The only way to strengthen American's trust in our elections is to make fraud impossible. Democrats have done the opposite and have instead demonized any who question the outcome of an election.
Republicans need to look to Georgia as a blueprint and they must ignore the threats of activists. The MLB's return to Georgia demonstrates that if Republicans pay the long game, they will triumph.