Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James‘ voting-rights group has partnered with the Los Angeles Dodgers to make Dodger Stadium a polling place for the November general election, marking the first time a Major League Baseball team has offered its facility as a voting center.
The initiative, which was announced Thursday afternoon, came together after More Than a Vote — the group James created in late June to combat voter suppression — teamed with the Dodgers, who have used the stadium as a site for coronavirus testing and food distribution in recent months.
“Dodger Stadium is part of the fabric of Los Angeles, and we’re proud to continue to partner with the County to make the property available for the benefit of the community at large,” Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten said in a news release. “Voting is all of our civic duty, and we’re excited to work with More Than a Vote to do anything we can to help get out the vote by making this process as easy, accessible and safe for all Angelenos.”
For the five days leading up to the Nov. 3…