MLB pulling out of Atlanta may have caused $100 million in lost revenue

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has denounced Major League Baseball for pulling out of the All-Star Game in Atlanta after the governor enacted a controversial new voting law.
2:36 | 04/04/21

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We turn to the intensifying reaction about Georgia's voting law. The state's governor denouncing major league baseball for pulling the all-star game out of Atlanta. A move one local official says could cost upward of $1 billion in lost revenue. ABC's elwyn Lopez is in Atlanta with the latest. Elwyn, good morning. Reporter: Janai, good as Georgia strikes out on major league baseball, the loss of the all-star game could be the beginning of the backlash over the state's new law. This morning, the fallout over Georgia's new controversial election law. Major league baseball out in protest, yanking this season's all-star game and draft from the peach state. Georgians and all Americans should know what this decision means. It means cancel culture and partisan activists are coming for your business. Reporter: MLB's commissioner saying, quote, fair access to voting continues to have our game's unwavering support. I can't say that I like it, but I certainly understand it, and it is really probably the first of many boycotts of our state to come, and the consequences of this bill are significant. Reporter: The new law requires identification for vote by mail, limits the use of drop boxes and restricts who can provide food and water to voters waiting in line. Advocates of the changes say it is needed for election integrity while critics say it suppresses the vote, especially for black voters who are a third of the state's population and overwhelmingly support democratic candidates. This week, more than 70 black executives bought a full page ad calling on businesses what -- to fight what they call restrictive voting laws. If you support the constitutional right of voting for all Americans, we should make it easier to vote, not harder. Reporter: The fallout, a potential warning sign after states changed their voting laws. Texas under the microscope after the senate passed an election bill Thursday that cuts some early voting options. American airlines and delta -- Dell pushing back at the proposals adding to the growing number of companies speaking out. And here in Georgia, paying a steep price. Tourism officials say they estimate the economic loss from the all-star game's relocation could top $100 million. Whit? As you noted, a number of

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