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MLB moves All-Star game out of Atlanta, cites voter suppression laws

The League will continue its local community support in Atlanta but is actively searching for new locations.

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The MLB said Friday that it will no longer hold its All-Star Game in Atlanta because of Georgia’s recently passed voting laws that make it harder for people to vote.

“Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box,” MLB Commissioner of Baseball Robery D. Manfred Jr. said in an official statement.

The MLB will continue its local community support in Atlanta but is actively searching for new locations.

RELATED: GA governor signs voter suppression bill. 

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