Apr 7, 2021 - News

Voting misinformation abounds after All-Star Game moved from Georgia to Colorado

All-Star ballots are at the ready for the fans at Coors Field. Photo: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Major League Baseball's decision to move the All-Star Game to Denver from Atlanta after Georgia approved a law that makes it more difficult to vote is creating a firestorm of misinformation about Colorado's voting laws.

Reality check: There's little similarity between the states. Colorado has one of the most accessible systems in the nation and recorded the second-highest turnout rate among the voting eligible population in 2020.

  • Colorado's voter lD requirement is not as strict as Georgia's because our counties accept many different forms.
  • Georgia's early voting period is 17 days — two days longer than Colorado's. But Colorado sends mail ballots to every active registered voter 22 days before an election.

The big picture: The criticism overshadowed the celebration from state and local officials, who said the July 13 game would generate a $190 million local economic impact.

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