MLB All-Star Game to Send Ads in Georgia in Defense of Suffrage, Conservative Group Announces
Alfredo Ortiz, CEO and President of the Job Creators Network, argues that “political activists” and the “guard culture” have pressured Major League Baseball to move the All-Star game from Georgia to Colorado.
A Conservative group on Tuesday announced a $ 168,000 ad purchase to defend Georgia’s new electoral law, which will air during the Major League Baseball all-star game.
The ad purchase from Heritage Action, a nonprofit, nonprofit organization includes a $ 150,000 purchase of TV advertising in the greater Atlanta area and a $ 18,000 purchase of TV advertising across Georgia. The group is also running a $ 250,000 digital advertising campaign in the state.
“Georgians deserve to know exactly why [MLB] pulled the all-star game and surrendered Peach State, “Heritage Action executive director Jessica Anderson said in a statement Tuesday.” As our ad shows, Georgia’s new electoral law ensures it’s easy to vote and hard to cheat, but politicians like Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams mistakenly smeared the bill as ‘Jim Crow’. “
The game will air Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET from Coors Field in Denver.
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Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred decided to pull the All-Star Game out of Atlanta in April because he appealed against Georgia’s new GOP electoral law, the Election Integrity Act of 2021.
Critics of the electoral law say it could harm colored communities because it limits the number of ballot boxes in certain metropolitan areas, government agencies banning unsolicited postal votes, shortens postal voting deadlines to 11 days before election day, and other limits on certain voting options.
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The MLB’s decision to withdraw the game from Atlanta before the law could result in $ 100 million in lost business for the Atlanta area, according to critics.
“Liberal politicians and awakened corporations worked together to attack Georgia’s law, create a false narrative, and move the all-star game to Denver, robbing Georgians of $ 100 million in lost revenue,” said Anderson. “Georgians deserve the facts, not political attacks.”
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Manfred’s decision was backed by President Biden and criticized by former President Trump, who urged his supporters to boycott baseball.
The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Georgia on June 25 over the state’s new law. The lawsuit will challenge several provisions of Georgia Senate Bill 202, according to the DOJ.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.