Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp accurately predicted that the new voting bill he passed on Thursday would attract critics. They will “threaten, boycott, prosecute, demonize and team up with their friends in the national media to call me everything in the book,” he said.
Opponents of House Bill 202 have chosen to call on the PGA to withdraw the Masters golf tournament and on Major League Baseball to withdraw its All-Star Game from Georgia, according to Newsweekof Scott McDonald.
The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) wants the PGA to take their golf clubs and go to another state. He calls for the suppression of the Augusta National Golf Club Masters Tournament. The CJNB also pressured golfers not to participate in golf’s most prestigious event, scheduled for April 8-11. Augusta has hosted the Masters since 1934.
David J. Johns, Executive Director of CJNB, said Golfweek that the new Georgian laws aimed at guaranteeing the integrity of the elections will seriously undermine civil rights:
“Georgia’s new law restricting access to the vote is designed to reverse civil rights and send black and poor and already disenfranchised voters in Georgia to second-class citizens. This is an unacceptable attack on our democracy and companies operating in Georgia must speak out against this restrictive law.
“The PGA Tour and the Masters Tournament are both committed to helping diversify golf and tackle racial inequalities in this country – and we expect them to not only speak out against the new racist crackdown on voters. in Georgia – but that they also take action. “
Johns also said the state of Georgia had to pay a high price to interfere with widely open voting practices. “Professional golf should not reward Georgia’s attacks on democracy and the franchise with the millions of dollars in revenue the tournament generates and the prestige it brings to the state.”
The left has learned in the past that if it can’t win through legislation, it can force sports organizations to threaten conservative states with losing sporting events when they pass laws it doesn’t like. Fascism at its best; just punish those who disagree with you. Georgian businesses will lose tons of money if the Masters and the All-Star game are moved out of state. If those on the left were successful, no major sporting event would take place in conservative states.
Let’s see: what more can the fascists get from Georgia? The Atlanta Hawks, Falcons and Braves could all be sent out of state as additional punishment. Why should the state benefit financially from the adoption of an electoral integrity law?
Former President Donald Trump is with Georgia. “They learned from the 2020 presidential parody, which can never happen again. Too bad these changes could not have been made sooner,” he said after the Kemp government signed off. the draft electoral law.
Georgian law provided President Joe Biden with an indispensable diversion of the uncontrolled invasion of borders. He called it 21st century Jim Crow and not American.
Once again, Georgia will try to stop the flight. Only this time it’s about preventing the left from stealing sports events from the showcase.