Colorado and Georgia have similar voting laws despite MLB decision to move All-Star Game

by Joel Abbott · Apr 7th, 2021 2:12 pm

Last Updated Apr 8th, 2021 at 1:00 pm

While Major League Baseball decided to move its All-Star Game over a new Georgia voting law some have claimed is discriminatory, new host state Colorado has similar laws that are more restrictive in some cases.

Colorado requires voters to show identification when voting in-person and requires first-time mail-in voters to show photo ID. Georgia requires identification for in-person voting, but under the new law, now requires it for all mail-in voting.

If Georgia residents do not have a photo ID, they can provide the last four digits of their social security number, a utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or a similar government document with their name and address.

Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia pointed out that Georgia actually has a longer timeframe than Colorado for residents that wish to cast their ballot early.

"Georgia has 17 days of in-person early voting including two optional Sundays, Colorado has 15," he said. "So what I'm being told, they also have a photo ID requirement. So it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me."

Kemp also blasted President Biden – who supported MLB's decision to move the game – for appearing at the NCAA championship game in Indiana, which Kemp called "the birthplace for the photo ID requirement."


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