A 30-second Republican National Committee ad was aired on Tuesday night during the Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game accusing Democrats of lying about Georgia’s new voting laws.
Georgia Reverend Melvin Everson, a former member of the Georgia State House of Representatives, narrated the clip.
“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.”
Controversy over Georgia’s new voter suppression laws prompted the MLB to move the All-Star Game to Coors Field in Denver.
On the steps of the Capitol on Monday morning, Secretary of State Jena Griswold touted Colorado’s “gold standard” election model and claimed the “worst Jim Crow voter suppression in recent American history” is occurring now.
The conservative nonprofit group Consumers’ Research is spending more than $1 million on television ads this week, including during Tuesday’s game. The ads accuse MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred of “making baseball political” to hide his poor leadership of the league.
“Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box,” Manfred said in a statement.
The American League continued its domination over the National League with a 5-2 win on Tuesday night for the eighth consecutive year.