Texas Governor Greg Abbott is vowing to not take part in any more Major League Baseball events due to its decision to move the All-Star Game from Georgia. Abbott sent a letter to the Texas Rangers today saying he would not throw out the first pitch at today’s home opener because MLB has adopted a false narrative on the election law.
The governor also says it’s shameful the sport is being influenced by partisan politics and said Texas would not seek to host any more special events. MLB announced last week it was moving the All-Star Game and the draft from Georgia because of its unwavering support for fair voting access.
Georgia passed a law during the legislative session limiting absentee ballot requests to 78 days before the election, makes it a misdemeanor to handle someone else’s ballot, and removes the Secretary of State from the State Board of Elections.