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Letter: Be fair to Georgia — hold the All-Star Game in Canada

Photographers cover the game in an empty stadium during fourth-inning baseball game action in Toronto, Friday, July 17, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Major League Baseball was right to move the All-Star Game out of Georgia in response to Republican-passed law that suppresses minority voting. But where should the game be played? There are currently 361 such laws proposed by Republicans in 47 states. All of these bills are claimed to fix voter fraud that never actually occurred in the 2020 election. Republicans in Congress seem unanimously opposed to HR-1, the voting rights bill put forward in the House to protect minority voters, again based on the big lie that massive voter fraud occurred in the 2020 election. Since Republican politicians from all 50 states support suppression of minority voters, it would be unfair to Georgia to hold the All-Star Game in any other U.S. state. It appears that MLB’s only legitimate option is to hold the All-Star Game in Toronto, Canada, the only MLB city outside the United States.

David Tart, Layton

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