Denver expected to replace Atlanta as MLB All-Star game city

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that he will not throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Texas Rangers home opener

Major League Baseball stripped Atlanta of the game last Friday, eight days after Georgia adopted a law that voting rights advocates say can make it more hard to vote and could disproportionately impact Black and other minority communities.

A voter drops off her ballot for the US presidential election on November 3, 2020, in Rollinsville, Colo.

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.

When voting absentee in Colorado, voters only need to provide identification for the first time they cast an absentee ballot. The choice of Coors Field as the new site was seen by Colorado lawmakers as another validation of Colorado's reputation for having some of the nation's most accessible and secure elections. Critics accused Georgia Republicans of attempting to suppress the minority vote in the state, despite the fact that the new Georgia law expands early voting for primary and general elections.

The Georgia law also bans mobile voting centers, and it strictly limits the use of dropboxes. Colorado had one dropbox per 9,400 active registered voters for the last election, with the secretary of state boasting about adding scores of new locations in the past few years.

Fully-vaccinated people may travel now: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC recently released new, much-anticipated guidelines on Friday, and it was good news for those who have been vaccinated. These are recommendations and millions of travelers have flown in the last several weeks, according to the TSA.

The new voting law came in the wake of the first Democratic victories in presidential and Senate elections in Georgia in a generation, which triggered repeated unproven assertions by former President Donald Trump that the state's election was fraudulent.

Republicans have seized upon the fact that Colorado requires ID for voters who vote in person, equating it with Georgia's voter ID law, which was enacted in 2005. Instead, the state mails a ballot to the person's home, and then matches their signature against a database when the ballot is returned. Colorado does require ID in order to register to vote, but the state accepts a wider range of forms of identification, including non-photo IDs like pay stubs and utility bills, than Georgia does.

Colorado law requires voters to show some form of non-photo identification when voting in person at the ballot box.

The governor believes most Americans will realize they are being lied to.

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