(RightIsRight.co) – After the tumultuous election season Georgia experienced, state lawmakers have been working hard to pass legislation that secures election integrity while ensuring everyone who has a legal right to vote can do so. But, after the legislature passed its incredible bill finalizing these issues, Major League Baseball (MLB) pulled their 2021 All-Star Game from the state, stating their disagreement with the new voting laws. Not surprisingly, this caused quite the kerfuffle on Twitter.
After MLB announced the game’s departure from Atlanta, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tweeted the following:
Racist voter suppression laws are now hurting Georgia's voters AND its economy.
Georgia Republicans should be ashamed.
We would welcome @MLB to come to come play the All-Star Game in New York where we are working to make it easier, not harder, to vote. https://t.co/ozf9XbP9Y9
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) April 3, 2021
But, his invitation was quickly met with pushback from the Right as it pointed out the restrictive voting rules in his own state. Georgia’s governor shared his thoughts:
New York has nine days of early voting. Georgia has a minimum of 17, with an additional two Sundays as an option for every county.
New York requires an excuse to vote absentee. Georgia does not.
They’re lying and they know it. https://t.co/XxOc1ZAAAa
— Brian Kemp (@BrianKempGA) April 3, 2021
Similarly, former Wisconsin governor Scott Walker compared the laws to his own:
.@SenSchumer Georgia’s new law provides more time for early voting than Wisconsin, yet your party picked Milwaukee for your convention. Both states require photo ID to vote. Apparently that didn’t matter when you wanted our votes. #Hypocrisy https://t.co/CpkqTiGute
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) April 3, 2021
Conservatives all across the nation are calling out Schumer’s hypocrisy and criticizing the MLB for its choice to move the All-Star game. Georgia’s new voting laws provide confidence in our elections and will make election fraud incredibly difficult to carry out. These are the laws we want to see in our nation and should be supporting.
Baseball has been known as one of America’s favorite sports, now that politics is in the fray, who knows how the fans will react?
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