Georgia’s Kemp: MLB’s Decision Will Hurt Minority-Owned Businesses

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp doubled down on his criticism of Major League Baseball’s decision to pull this summer’s All-Star Game from the state, saying that the move will have a devastating economic impact on minority-owned businesses. “It’s minority-owned businesses that have been hit harder than most because of an invisible virus by no fault of their own,” Kemp told reporters at a restaurant in Atlanta. “And these are the same minority businesses that are now being impacted by another decision that is by no fault of their own.” The MLB announced that it was moving its All-Star Game and this year’s amateur draft from the Peach State in an effort to punish the state for its enactment of a law seeking to advance integrity and fairness of elections in the state. The law came in response to election rule changes made during the pandemic that led to controversy surrounding the November 2020 election result. MLB …

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