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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) on Saturday vowed to defend the new voting measures he recently signed into law, saying he “will not be backing down from this fight.” On Friday, the already-intense debate about the state law, which critics say will suppress voting rights, picked up steam after Major League Baseball announced it is pulling the 2021 All-Star Game from Truist Park, home to the Atlanta Braves. Kemp joined other prominent GOP politicians, including former President Donald Trump, in pushing back against the decision. Kemp said MLB “caved to fear and lies from liberal activists.” In contrast, he said, “we will not be intimidated, and we will also not be silenced.” Trump, meanwhile, released another statement on the matter Saturday night, again calling for a boycott of MLB. This time, though, he urged Republicans to target several other companies, as well. [The Associated Press, Fox News]

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