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Georgia’s new election reform law pits democracy against dollars

The fight over how Georgia will conduct future elections has gone straight for the wallet.

Major League Baseball, the nation’s oldest professional sports league, pulled its prestigious All-Star Game and Draft out of Atlanta in protest of a new voting law. MLB’s departure will strip metro Atlanta businesses of millions of dollars in revenue.

If anyone had doubts about the staying power of this fight, MLB’s decision changed that. Until last Friday, the protests, legal challenges, and corporate murmurings were a tour de force for Democracy, now the fight has become a major-league headache that could cost metro Atlanta dearly.

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