Media Availability: MLB All-Star Game Raises Stark Reminder of Dangers of Corporate “Wokeness”


ACRU Staff


July 12, 2021

Why is “Easy to vote, hard to cheat” suddenly so controversial?

Naples, FL American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU) Policy Board member and Cincinnati Red shareholder, Ken Blackwell, notes that Major League Baseball’s switch of the All-Star game from Atlanta to Denver was based on the falsehood that Georgia voting laws are “suppressive.” Ken explains voting safety measures protect ALL VOTERS—including minority voters.

As a result of MLB’s decision to suddenly leave Atlanta, Cobb County Travel and Tourism Bureau estimates that local businesses will lose more than $100 million in economic activity. MLB has been criticized by many because their decision to move the game to Denver, a less racially diverse city, disproportionately hurts Black business owners.

The move will cause major economic consequences to the greater Atlanta community. This has led to complaints that Major League Baseball is not representing the interests of its owners as it participates in political cancel culture and appears to do the bidding of leftist activists, such as Stacey Abrams, who maintain measures such as voter identification are racist.

“Not only do 77 percent of voters support voter ID, but polls show that 61 percent of black voters support voter ID,” Blackwell said in a recent radio interview discussing the moving of the All-Star Game out of Georgia. “How can something be a form of racist voter suppression if 61 percent of that voting group supports the measure?”

ACRU President Lori Roman stated: “Because Major League Baseball’s criticisms of Georgia’s election law are untrue and ridiculous, their action to move the All-Star Game has hurt both their corporate interests and the community they claimed to support in Georgia. This debacle should be a lesson to corporations who attempt to do the bidding of politicians. It never ends well.”

ACRU leaders often point out the hypocrisy of the Left’s Jim Crow accusations as it relates to voter identification. Presenting identification to vote is the gold standard in voting all over the world. Regardless of political affiliation, efforts must be made to make sure it is easy to vote and hard to cheat.


American Constitutional Rights Union, a non-partisan, non-profit public policy organization dedicated to defending the constitutionally protected civil rights of all Americans.



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