United States Representative Jody Hice (R) says that Major League Baseball’s decision to move the MLB All-Star game to Denver is going to cost the state of Georgia more than $100 million to businesses statewide.
Hice slammed Georgia Democrats for pushing Major League Baseball to relocate the event at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), in an interview with Fox News. “I don’t know that they did anything to keep the game in Georgia. I mean they were all screaming voter suppression, take the All-Star Game elsewhere,” he said. “And that’s what happened and as a result it’s going to cost about $100 million to the businesses in Georgia.”
Hice continued, adding, “I don’t think that goes over well with Georgians.” He continued to defend the controversial law, which is largely supported by Republicans across the board but decried by Democrats as an effort to disenfranchise largely minority voters. Ironically, Denver and the state of Colorado as a whole has more laws which require voter ID and the security of voting in elections than Georgia does. Despite this, the switch from Atlanta to Denver was made just months before the event.
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