July 12, 2021



The Republican National Committee (RNC) will air an ad during Major League Baseball’s (MLB) All-Star Game arguing that Democrats and corporations “stole” the event after lying about Georgia’s new voting law.

The 30-second clip, narrated by Georgia Reverend Melvin Everson, also highlights the economic impact of the move—which has been reported to cost the Peach State roughly $100 million.

“This was supposed to be Atlanta’s night, but we were robbed,” Everson says in the video. “Democrats stole our All-Star Game to push their divisive political agenda.”

The ad will air Tuesday on Fox during the All-Star Game, coverage of which begins at 7 p.m. ET. The ad will also be played on MSNBCCNN and Fox Atlanta.

The event was originally scheduled to take place at Truist Park, home to the Atlanta Braves. But uproar over Georgia’s recently passed laws that placed new restrictions on voting prompted the league to change venues.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced in April the decision to move the All-Star Game to Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. Manfred said the move was the “best way to demonstrate our values as a sport” after consulting with teams as well as former and current players.
“Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box,” Manfred said in a statement.