Chrismckradio 1:57 pm
According to reports, Texas governor Greg Abbott condemns Major League Baseball for getting involved in politics by taking away the All-Star game from Atlanta, in response to voting laws in Georgia.
Abbott says in his Twitter page account, " I was looking forward to throwing out the first pitch at the Texas Rangers' home opener, until MLB adopted what has turned out to be a false narrative about Georgia's election law reforms. It is shameful that America's past time is being influenced by partisan politics."
Governor Abbott also says he will not seek the All-Star game in his state of Texas, nor will his state participate in any MLB functions, according to multiple sources.
Major League Baseball announced on this past Friday, they will not have its All-Star game in Atlanta due to Georgia governor Brian Kemp signing into law, a new voting law measure that has new restrictions on voting by mail, and how elections are now ran in Georgia. Also in the bill, prohibits volunteers from distributing food and water to voters in line, and concerns about potential restrictions on voting access for minorities.
The new voting law in Georgia came in the wake of Democratic wins in the presidential and Senate races that flipped the state from red to blue for the first time in a generation.