“We know that the boycott allowed justice to be rendered in many places. The civil rights movement was rooted in the boycott. We know that, you know, apartheid ended apartheid in South Africa,” Omar CNN Of the “state” association on the Jake Topper. “” And so it is our hope that, you know, this boycott will result in changes in the law because we understand that when you restrict people’s ability to vote, you create a democracy that is for all of us. And if we do not function fully. To remain a ray of hope for all democracies around the world, we have to stand on our own land. ”
The MLB decision has praised opponents of the new election law and Democrats who say the law, and similar measures are being pushed by GOP lawmakers to other states, amounting to voter suppression efforts that push minority voting Will reduce But the move also comes as a risk to Georgia’s tourism industry, one of the hardest hit during the Kovid-19 epidemic, which is still struggling to rebound.
Chanalt said in “Inside Politics”, “I want to make it clear that our group does not favor boycott. As you are asking, as we said, corporations publicly oppose these types of laws.” Those who prohibit voting. ” “I think it’s unfortunate, but I can understand the move to Major League Baseball, but we definitely wish that shouldn’t happen.”
But despite the backlash against the new law, Republican Government Brian Kemp said at a news conference on Saturday that he would “not back down from this fight.”
Dubbed the “Election Integrity Act of 2021”, the law allows state officials to take over local election boards, enforce voter ID requirements for absentee ballots, limit ballot drop box usage and voters Makes it a crime to give or give food and drink as they wait in line to vote.
This report was contributed by CNN’s Melissa Alonso, Eric Bradner, and Veronica Stracalurci.