A conservative group representing small businesses is taking Major League Baseball (MLB) to court after the league moved its All-Star game out of Atlanta, Georgia, over the state passing new voting law.
Job Creators Network (JCN), a conservative group founded by Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus, sued MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) on Monday evening in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan on the basis the league damaged Atlanta’s small business community.
According to Just the News, JCN stated MLB “violated the Klu Klux Klan Act of 1871 and committed ‘tortious interference’ in business by canceling the game over a political matter.”
JCN President Alfredo Ortiz has led a campaign against MLB’s decision with protests in front of MLB’s Manhattan headquarters and billboards in Times Square, lambasting Rob Manfred, the league’s commissioner, for caving to leftist activist groups pushing him to boycott Georgia over its new voting law. These leftist groups claim the state’s new law was racist and discriminatory, even though conservatives and Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp have argued the law merely helps ensure the integrity of mail-in voting and requires voter ID.
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