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Georgia governor: Loss of All-Star game will hurt minorities

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Posted at 1:27 PM, Apr 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-10 15:49:32-04

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Georgia’s Republican governor has stepped up his attack on Major League Baseball’s decision to pull this summer’s All-Star Game from the state in response to a sweeping new voting law.

Brian Kemp said Saturday the move politicized the sport and would hurt minority-owned businesses. Critics say it’s the voting law that will disproportionately affect communities of color.

The measure - signed by Kemp last month - expands weekend early voting, but includes strict identification requirements for absentee ballots, limits the use of ballot drop boxes and makes it a crime to hand out food or water to voters waiting in line.