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Good for MLB. I'm not going to bother going through a step by step discussion of SarasotaBill's post. Here's a link from the NYTImes that pretty effectively refutes all of those things.   I know some

Good on MLB.

Literal cancel culture

I just cancelled my MLB subscription. Here's my email to MLB.

 

I would like to cancel my subscription and receive a full refund.
It is MLB’s right to be political and uninformed about the GA voting law and change their policy.
However, I have a right to disagree and spend my money on organizations that support the US values of equal voting access and integrity.
If MLB was serious about understanding the law, Manfred should have met the GA governor on the law. It takes five minutes to set up a zoom call.
At least Manfred should have read the law and point out specifically which aspects are not good.
GA law:
- More voting machines in minority areas
- “Partisan free zone” (which includes water & food from partisan groups) in 150 feet from voting poll
- Mandates mail drop off boxes in every voting district 
- Adds early voting days on weekends
- “Sign” absentee ballots by using your Voter ID or Driver’s ID instead of your signature (faster to process absentee ballots)
- Free Voter IDs
I live in Florida but I find the MLB quick decision to be politically based and not fact based.

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GA law:
- More voting machines in minority areas
- “Partisan free zone” (which includes water & food from partisan groups) in 150 feet from voting poll
- Mandates mail drop off boxes in every voting district 
- Adds early voting days on weekends
- “Sign” absentee ballots by using your Voter ID or Driver’s ID instead of your signature (faster to process absentee ballots)
- Free Voter IDs
I live in Florida but I find the MLB quick decision to be politically based and not fact based.

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Good for MLB. I'm not going to bother going through a step by step discussion of SarasotaBill's post. Here's a link from the NYTImes that pretty effectively refutes all of those things.

 

I know some pretty good lawyers who work exclusively on voting rights, including several at the ACLU. Every knowledgeable voice agree on the same thing - the law is designed to reduce the voting power of people of color. That really isn't surprising but it's worth remembering and saying out loud. 

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requiring ID is racist, got it

You should find sources outside your usual ones to recap this law.

 

When you close urban polling places, allow the elderly to early and mail in vote but no one else, and even make it criminal to give waiting voters food and water?

 

Well....reasonable people can see the real purpose.

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You should find sources outside your usual ones to recap this law.

 

When you close urban polling places, allow the elderly to early and mail in vote but no one else, and even make it criminal to give waiting voters food and water?

 

Well....reasonable people can see the real purpose.

except that everything you stated the law does is not true, just some pundits explanation which is far from accurate
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except that everything you stated the law does is not true, just some pundits explanation which is far from accurate

You should read the link posted earlier by gunnathor and cross check it with news sources that are independent.  What I said is accurate and some of those provisions even have Republicans publicly scratching their heads. They exist.  They are with the express purpose of aiding Republicans in winning elections by complicating the voting process for black and poor urbanites.

 

This is simply a fact.  Your feelings driven by falsehoods and misinformation dont change that.

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ID’s are not racist to claim they are is totally ridiculous

 

 

Claims of voter fraud are bogus. You know it, we all know it, MLB knows it. Good for them in making this move.

 

Sidebar: Delta, Coca-Cola, AFLAC, come to California. Home Depot and Ken Langone, stay where you are.

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You should read the link posted earlier by gunnathor and cross check it with news sources that are independent. What I said is accurate and some of those provisions even have Republicans publicly scratching their heads. They exist. They are with the express purpose of aiding Republicans in winning elections by complicating the voting process for black and poor urbanites.

 

This is simply a fact. Your feelings driven by falsehoods and misinformation dont change that.

what a joke, forget about biased links, read the actual law. Over and out
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"Biased links." Good lord.

 

Don't like what the NYT says? Read the Guardian. The Washington Post. Virtually anything that doesn't have the word Fox in it, otherwise you're willing to just be led by the nose.

 

I'm happy with the MLB decision and will leave it there.

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Okay, I have to step in at this point. We have a no politics rule on this site but when MLB enters the political arena, leeway must be made for it.

 

With that said, STAY CIVIL.

 

AND BACK UP YOUR ASSERTIONS WITH INFORMATION.

 

There will be no safe harbor given for insults and rants loaded with falsehoods so think twice before hitting Reply.

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You should read the link posted earlier by gunnathor and cross check it with news sources that are independent. What I said is accurate and some of those provisions even have Republicans publicly scratching their heads. They exist. They are with the express purpose of aiding Republicans in winning elections by complicating the voting process for black and poor urbanites.

 

This is simply a fact. Your feelings driven by falsehoods and misinformation dont change that.

This has nothing to do with feelings. Why do you insinuate that a “complicated voting process” would make it hard on only black or poor urbanites? Are you implying they’re not smart enough to follow the rules so they can vote. That sounds racist to me. You need an ID for anything these days. I won’t look into anything else about this law til somebody acknowledges that it’s ok to show an id to vote.
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Gosh, I had no idea when I posted this that it could be such a hot-button issue. ;)

 

In all seriousness, this is obviously a major move by MLB. I believe, as the article implies, that it was not a knee-jerk reflex but rather action that was thoroughly researched and thought through with input from many sources including groups affected by this decision. No matter what one believes about the political issues that triggered the decision I think MLB management deserves acceptance at the least and probably praise for taking this step. They certainly know that it will bring criticism (and revenue loss) from some quarters, but they are doing what they feel is right and good for MLB.

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Gosh, I had no idea when I posted this that it could be such a hot-button issue. ;)

 

In all seriousness, this is obviously a major move by MLB. I believe, as the article implies, that it was not a knee-jerk reflex but rather action that was thoroughly researched and thought through with input from many sources including groups affected by this decision. No matter what one believes about the political issues that triggered the decision I think MLB management deserves acceptance at the least and probably praise for taking this step. They certainly know that it will bring criticism (and revenue loss) from some quarters, but they are doing what they feel is right and good for MLB.

All hail MLB
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This has nothing to do with feelings. Why do you insinuate that a “complicated voting process” would make it hard on only black or poor urbanites? Are you implying they’re not smart enough to follow the rules so they can vote. That sounds racist to me. You need an ID for anything these days. I won’t look into anything else about this law til somebody acknowledges that it’s ok to show an id to vote.

 

The fact you keep insinuating this is merely a voter ID law is evidence of how little you know of the scope of the law.

 

You've made it abundantly clear a fact-driven discussion in which reading and evidence are required is not one you are prepared to engage in.  As such, you'll have to find someone else to indulge your fantasies.

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