Texas governor protests MLB stance on Georgia voting law

April 6, 2021 in News by RBN Staff

source:  onenewsnow

AUSTIN, Texas (April 5, 2021) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that he won’t throw the ceremonial first pitch as planned at the Texas Rangers’ home opener in response to Major League Baseball’s decision to take sides in Georgia’s new voting security law.

The Republican governor informed the Rangers via a letter, citing Major League Baseball’s decision to move the MLB All-Star game from Atlanta after claiming Georgia’s new voting law is unfair. Defenders of the new law deny that saying it simply improves voting security. For instance, it requires proper voter identification on absentee ballots.

Abbott’s decision came hours before the team was set to take the field against the Toronto Blue Jays in the Dallas suburb of Arlington.

In the letter, Abbott said he will no longer participate in and that Texas won’t seek to host any future MLB events.

“It is shameful that America’s pastime is not only being influenced by partisan political politics, but also perpetuating false political narratives,” Abbott said.

Major League Baseball and the Texas Rangers did not immediately respond to requests for comment.