Texas governor boycotts Major League Baseball because of All-Star move

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that he will not throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Texas Rangers home opener

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that he will not throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Texas Rangers home opener

"Colorado appears to require photo identification to vote in person", Cotton told the hosts.

"Georgia has 17 days of in-person early voting including two optional Sundays, Colorado has 15", Kemp said in an appearance on Fox News.

Cotton's comments, and statements from others, were meant to question MLB's reasons for moving the All-Star Game.

Last week, before the Major League Baseball decision, President Joe Biden told ESPN he would "strongly support" pulling the All-Star Game out of Atlanta because of a law he described as "Jim Crow on steroids".

Manfred said Major League Baseball "fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box". A joint statement from executives at almost 200 companies, including HP, Microsoft, PayPal, Target, Twitter, Uber and Under Armour, took aim at state legislation "threatening to make voting more difficult" and said "elections are not improved" when lawmakers impose new barriers to voting.

While Georgia requires identification for all in-person and absentee voting, Colorado law requires identification for in-person voting and first-time mail-in voters may be required to include a copy of their ID with their ballot. Voters can use several types of ID, including ones with or without a photo, and if they don't have an ID, they can vote using a provisional ballot.

"By 2013, about 70 percent of the state had said, just send me a mail ballot".

"Colorado has not had a provision to have a cause for an absentee ballot in a long time", Williams said.

Because of this, there are secure ballot drop boxes all over the state.

When it comes to submitting that ballot, in Colorado you can take it to a drop box.

When it comes to voting by mail, the differences are night and day.

The new law also says every one of Georgia's 159 counties has to have at least one drop box, however it limits how many are in each county.

If you ask Colorado's former Republican Secretary of State Wayne Williams, the answer is yes, Colorado's voting laws are different, though some differences are smaller than others. It's - there was no widespread fraud in the 2020 election.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, the top elected official in the county where Houston is located, called the proposed legislation a "direct attack" on voter turnout efforts in her county, including 24-hour and drive-thru voting during November's presidential election.

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