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Lula Sharp
April 7, 2021

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has been silent on her frequently busy Twitter account on Tuesday about the news that Major League Baseball is moving the 2021 All-Star Game to her home state after she lashed out three days ago at the league for yanking it from Atlanta.

Last Friday, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred issued a statement declaring that MLB "fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions at the ballot box".

While one could pick and choose portions of Georgia's law and compare them to the laws in other states, the overarching criticism of Georgia's new voting law is that it restricts voting access - by, for example, limiting the number of absentee ballot drop boxes and diminishing the time voters have to request absentee ballots - and that it was passed with votes exclusively from the political party (Republicans) that just lost two U.S. Senate seats (and a presidency) during an election that saw record-breaking turnout.

Boebert wrote, "MLB caved to the woke mob based on a false narrative and announced it is moving the All-Star Game and Draft out of Atlanta". Shortly after this news broke, political pundits started posting messages comparing the voter laws in Denver to Georgia's new voter law.

"Georgia has 17 days of in-person early voting including two optional Sundays, Colorado has 15", Kemp said. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said on Fox News that the change "doesn't make a whole lot of sense", arguing that Colorado has equally restrictive laws.

Kemp also called President Biden's appearance at the NCAA championship game in IN "so hypocritical" as the governor said the state is "the birthplace for the photo ID requirement".

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Colorado does require some form of ID when voters register for the first time, and whenever they vote in person. "All voters who vote at the polls must provide identification".

Acceptable forms of identification include a valid Colorado's driver's license or valid ID card issued by the Department of Revenue, a valid USA passport, a copy of a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or other government documents.

Colorado voters are also less likely to need sustenance while waiting to vote, since they rarely encounter lines. Of the total rejected ballots, 16,209 were nixed because the voter's signature couldn't be verified, 2,606 because the ballot wasn't signed at all, and 2,593 because the voter's registration could not be verified.

The new Georgia law requires identification for in-person and all absentee voting.

Georgia voters without ID can use the last four digits of their social security number, a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or another government document with their name and address on it, according to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's office.

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