The Georgia law
, 최근에 공화당 주지사 서명. 브라이언 켐프
, includes new voter identification requirements for absentee ballots
, empowers state officials to take over local elections boards
, limits the use of ballot drop boxes and makes it a crime to approach voters to give them food and water as they wait in line
It has prompted lawsuits from civil rights groups
, a sharp denunciation from President Joe Biden and 전화 for businesses to take action against the state
Republican proponents of the law say the critics who accuse them of “유권자 억압” are mischaracterizing both their intentions and key provisions of the law. They claim the law not only makes Georgia’s elections more secure but that it expands access to voting.
“Major League Baseball caved to fear
, political opportunism
, and liberal lies
,” Kemp said in a statement after the MLB announced its decision
“Georgians – and all Americans – should fully understand what the MLB’s knee-jerk decision means: cancel culture and woke political activists are coming for every aspect of your life, sports included. If the left doesn’t agree with you, facts and the truth do not matter.”
The Atlanta Braves said the franchise is “deeply disappointed” by the decision to move the game.
“This was neither our decision, nor our recommendation and we are saddened that fans will not be able to see this event in our city,” 팀의 성명서에 따르면. “운수 나쁘게, 기업, 직원, and fans in Georgia are the victims of this decision.”
CNN에 대한 성명에서, a Rangers spokesperson said Audrey Simmons, a fifth grade science teacher from Dunn Elementary in Arlington, 텍사스, will now throw the first pitch. Sydney Maxwell, a nurse at Medical City Healthcare, will catch the first pitch.
“Frontline heroes will be participating in today’s ceremonial first pitch prior to the game,” 대변인이 말했다.
Monday’s game between the Rangers the Toronto Blue Jays, held at Globe Life Field, is one of the first sporting events with full fan capacity.
Rangers spokesperson John Blake told CNN in March that the overall capacity of the stadium is 40,518.