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Obama congratulates MLB for moving all-star game

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GEORGIA (WPTA21) - Former president Barack Obama congratulated Major League Baseball for "taking a stand" against Georgia's new election law.  

The MLB is relocating this season's all-star game and MLB draft out of Atlanta. 

The move is in response to Georgia's new voting laws which reduce the number of drop boxes in heavily African American areas and allow the state to intervene to assert control over the conduct of elections in democratic counties. 

Former President Obama responded to the action Saturday, by tweeting: "Congratulations to the MLB for taking a stand on behalf of voting rights for all citizens."

The game was to be played at Truist Park in Atlanta on July 13th.

The new host city has yet to be announced. 

Meanwhile, the Atlanta Braves said the franchise is "deeply disappointed" by the moving of the game. 

Former President Donald Trump also weighed in on the MLB's decision.  

He's calling for a boycott of the league.  

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