Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred announced Friday that the league was yanking the All-Star Game out of Atlanta in response to changes in Georgia's voting laws.
Critics of Georgia's voting laws, which was signed by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in late March, say it will disproportionately affect citizens of color. President Joe Biden said he supported Manfred's decision.
"I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft," Manfred said in a statement. “Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box.