Failed left-wing Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who once pushed for the repeal of Georgia SB 202, which the left falsely labels “Jim Crow II,” is now griping that the Major League Baseball All-Star Game is moving from Atlanta — and costing the majority-black city $100M.
SB 202 looks to correct issues within the election code of Georgia, one of the states where election laws were broken during the 2020 Presidential election. The bill specifically states that its intentions are to eliminate the unsupervised drop-box sites that were established across Georgia, along with other corrections, including trying to fix Georgia’s run-off voting system, which lasted for nine weeks following the 2020 Presidential election.
Placing blame on Republicans for passing the law, Abrams dubbed it “Jim Crow in a suit and tie,” going along with other left-wingers and Democrats who have peddled falsehoods about SB 202, often using racially charged attacks against Republicans.
Other falsehoods pushed by Abrams and Left-wing blue checks on Twitter have said that the bill also prohibits people from handing out food and water to people online, but in the bill, Section 13 states that “The sanctity of the precinct was brought into sharp focus in 2020, with many groups approaching electors while they waited in line. Protecting electors from improper interference, political pressure, or intimidation while waiting online to vote is of paramount importance to protect the election system and ensuring elector confidence.”
Abrams’ rhetoric and pressure from the White House after Biden’s ESPN interview will cost the state hundreds of thousands in jobs in the summer during the All-Star week. Abrams has now shifted the blame to Republicans for MLB pulling the plug on the game. Her full statement reads as follows:
“Republicans who passed and defended Senate Bill 2020 did so knowing the economic risks to our state. They prioritized making it harder for people of color to vote over the economic well-being of Georgians.
Like many Georgians, I am disappointed that the MLB is relocating the All-Star game; however, I commend the players, owners and League commissioner for speaking out. I urge others in positions of leadership to do so as well. As I have stated, I respect boycotts, although I don’t want to see Georgia families hurt by lost events and jobs. Georgians targeted by voter suppression will be hurt as opportunities go to other states. We should not abandon the victims of GOP malice and lies – we must stand together.
Georgia Republicans must renounce the terrible damage they have caused to our voting system and the harm they have inflicted on our economy. Our corporate community must get off the sidelines as full partners in this fight, acknowledging that the provisions of SB 2020 do not expand voting rights. They restrict those rights, affecting employees and consumers alike. And leaders must publicly support the voting rights provisions in the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to mitigate the harm being done in Georgia and other states.
As other events, productions and businesses weigh whether to patronize Georgia, I urge those who can, come and speak out, and I urge those who are here to stay and fight, to stay and vote. We need you.”
The full text of the bill can be read here.