While many baseball fans, especially those in the Peach State, are upset that the All-Star Game won’t be held in Georgia this year due to the MLB boycotting the newly passed voter regulations, former President Barack Obama is giving praise to the organization for this decision. 

He explains that this is a perfect way to honor the legendary Braves' player, Hank Aaron, who died earlier this year. President Joe Biden also disagrees with the Georgia voter laws that were just passed and believes the MLB made the right choice.

The announcement came on Friday by MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and said the league believes in "fair access to voting.” 

"I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft," Manfred said. "Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box."

The new bill that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law over a week ago includes cutting the time period voters have to request absentee ballots and impose new identification requirements, making it easier for state officials to take over local elections board, limiting the use of ballot drop boxes, allowing challenges to voting eligibility, criminalizing any attempt to approach voters in line, even if only to give them food or water, Axios reported.

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