MLB has responded to Georgia’s new voting law by announcing Atlanta is losing its chance to host the All Star Game this year. It has not been decided where the game, and MLB draft, will be instead. The Dodgers were supposed to host last year, but they have been awarded next year’s game to replace last year’s lost opportunity. MLB has stated All Star week will still be used to honor the memory of Hank Aaron. Milwaukee maybe?
As for the law in question, lawsuits have already been filed against said law. I’m no lawyer, but I expect the law to get struck down. Having read it, one part in particular sticks in my craw. That provision actually makes it illegal to give food or water to a prospective voter standing in line to vote. No matter how long the line is/how long the voters have to wait/no matter how hot it may be out. Legislating against kindness is outrageous. Slap a “Vote for X” sticker on the water bottle or granola bar, like ones I’ve been given before, and it’s also protected free speech under the 1st amendment. That part is why I believe the law will not stand.