The decision by Major League Baseball to pull its All-Star Game and draft out of Atlanta and relocate it to another location over the recently passed Georgia voter suppression law, however, is not your typical boycott. Not only is it warranted, it will hopefully send a clear and unambiguous message to other states that are considering similar voter suppression laws. You screw around with voters’ rights, you’ll face the consequences.
For the second time this month, a voter suppression bill was passed into law. This time around, it was Georgia and governor Brian Kemp did the honors. And just to make sure everyone got the message, the signing took place in a closed room under a painting of a slave plantation. Because if you’re going to pass legislation that disenfranchises African American voters you might as well go all out and rub their noses in it. At least they wore masks instead of hoods.
Toni Pippins-Pool, Dallas, TX County Elections Administrator, talks with Rachel Maddow about efforts to avoid an election day crisis from new voter laws.
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