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MLB pulls ASG from Atlanta after state approves new voting restrictions

MLB is pulling the 2021 All-Star Game from Truist Park and the Atlanta Braves after the Republican legislature and governor placed new restrictions on voting rights in the battleground state.

The move, as announced by MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, came after consultations with the players association and plenty of public pressure from civil-rights groups. The legislation, passed after the fall election of two Democratic senators and Joe Biden carrying the state in the 2021 presidential election, would impose new voting restrictions and curtail ballot access in urban and suburban areas.