A conservative group will air advertisements defending Georgia’s election law in the state during Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game on Tuesday night.
The All-Star Game was moved from Atlanta after Georgia Gov. Brian KempBrian KempTrump says Stacey Abrams 'might be better than existing governor' Kemp Trump stokes GOP tensions in Georgia Georgia faculty members to require masks in classrooms MORE (R) signed the new voting rights bill into law amid complaints from players as well as Democrats and activist groups.
In a statement, Heritage Action said the law had been unfairly attacked and that MLB shouldn't have moved the game in protest.
“Georgians deserve to know exactly why Major League Baseball pulled the All-Star Game and abandoned the Peach State,” said Jessica Anderson, executive director of Heritage Action. “As our ad shows, Georgia’s new election law ensures it’s easy to vote and hard to cheat, but politicians like Joe BidenJoe BidenHaiti prime minister warns inequality will cause migration to continue Pelosi: House must pass 3 major pieces of spending legislation this week Erdoğan says Turkey plans to buy another Russian defense system MORE and Stacey Abrams falsely smeared the bill as ‘Jim Crow.’ "
Heritage said it had paid $168,000 to play the ad in Georgia, a swing state in the presidential race that also determined the Senate majority earlier this year.
Critics of the Georgia law, which was passed after former President TrumpDonald TrumpGraham says he hopes that Trump runs again Trump says Stacey Abrams 'might be better than existing governor' Kemp Executive privilege fight poses hurdles for Trump MORE made unfounded claims that fraud had cost him the state's Electoral College votes, say it will depress turnout by Black voters in particular by making it more difficult to vote.
Defenders of the law say it will cut down on fraudulent voting.