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Atlanta All-Star Loss Shows Ballot Fight’s Economic Fallout

  • GOP voting restrictions force the hands of cities, companies
  • Latest Republican protest: Texas governor snubs the Rangers
The Colorado Rockies face the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado on April 4, 2021.
The Colorado Rockies face the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado on April 4, 2021.Photographer: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images
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Major League Baseball’s decision to move its All-Star Game to Denver from Atlanta was the latest measure of the economic consequences that cities and companies face amid what critics say is a Republican push to restrict ballot access nationwide.

Republicans from former Trump adviser Stephen Miller to Texas Governor Greg Abbott expressed their displeasure in the wake of Georgia’s passage of its version of the rollback. Abbott’s protest: refusing to toss out the first pitch at the Texas Rangers’ home opener.