In 2021, Georgia Republicans passed a spate of laws to protect voter integrity across the Peach State - laws that leftists immediately branded as "voter suppression" and "the return of Jim Crow." In response, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred listened to all the wrong people and yanked the 2021 all-star game out of Atlanta, moving it to Denver in protest, claiming that Georgia’s attempt to prevent voter fraud was an attempt to suppress the black vote.
Today, all those critics who screamed that Georgia was tamping down on voting rights are looking like fools.
Primary voting is underway in Georgia and turnout has risen a staggering 223 percent compared to 2018. And egg is now dripping down a lot of faces - especially those in the White House, Major League Baseball, the media, and some large woke corporations including Delta Airlines and Coca-Cola, both of which spoke out against the voter integrity laws at the time.
Outkick founder and Excellence In Broadcasting radio co-host Clay Travis called on the MLB to apologize to the state of Georgia, considering that the Atlanta area suffered an estimated loss of $100 million in revenue that would have accompanied the 2021 all-star game if it had been played there.
Travis said MLB got its assessment of Georgia voting laws completely wrong, and that the local business community was dealt a “devastating” blow.
Baseball “postured about ‘supporting voting rights’ and accused much of its own fanbase of latent racism for wanting to prevent voter fraud,” Travis charged. “And now, Georgians who are eligible to vote are participating in the democratic process at double the rate they did just four years ago.”
The egg-on-the-face brigade also includes left-stream media and two dozen companies that issued public statements against the state's voting laws. Comcast at the time had declared that “voting is fundamental to our democracy” and “efforts to limit or impede access to this vital constitutional right for any citizen are not consistent with our values.”
The Washington Examiner’s Stephen Miller wrote, “Neither media personalities like Joy Reid nor this White House will recant their rhetoric around Jim Crow. They are hoping to avoid accountability. A year later, all of these absurd Jim Crow claims have been memory-holed."
Travis urged MLB to award an all-star game to Atlanta in the very near future.