In the wake of the mess that was the 2020 election, there has been a great deal of debate as to what’s next, at least in terms of keeping these contests safe.
The trouble with recent American elections, 2016 and 2020 specifically, is how susceptible they are to tampering. Foreign powers are one of the preeminent threats to the sanctity of these sacred ordeals, as Russia, Iran, and China have all proven to us.
But there are domestic issues as well, with instances of voters fraud of all kinds being claimed around the nation.
One way to cut down on the trouble would be by strengthening voter ID laws, in which a valid photo ID would be necessary to cast a ballot. Democrats say that this would disenfranchise voters, and that it may even effect minorities disproportionately.
A new poll, however, seems to indicate that Americans themselves don’t share these concocted concerns.
A majority of registered voters, including a majority of black and Hispanic voters, overwhelmingly support voter ID, a key election integrity measure, a HEP and HEP Action survey — which comes as Democrats continue to advance H.R. 1 — revealed.
Jason Snead, the Executive Director of the Honest Elections Project, sent a memo to members of Congress ahead of Wednesday’s Senate Rules Committee hearing on House-passed H.R. 1, or the “For the People Act,” which would essentially federalize U.S. elections, stripping states of their ability to implement basic election integrity measures, such as voter ID, by micromanaging the election process administered by each individual state.
Contrary to the Democrat Party’s narrative, Snead’s memo reveals that the majority of voters, including the majority of black and Hispanic voters, support basic election integrity measures such as voter ID, which Democrats routinely describe as a form of voter suppression.
Here is where it gets notable:
Seventy-seven percent of registered voters across the board favor requiring individuals to show an ID before casting a ballot, compared to 15 percent who oppose the idea. This is a common theme across party lines, with 92 percent of Republicans, 75 percent of Independents, and 63 percent of Democrats supporting voter ID. This includes a majority of black and Hispanic voters, who back voter ID laws 64 percent to 22 percent and 78 percent to 16 percent, respectively.
Notably, a majority of voters who supported Biden in 2020 also back election ID requirements by a 38-point margin, 62 percent to 24 percent.
The survey also found that over three-quarters of low income voters “reject the notion that showing an ID is a ‘burden,’ despite frequent claims from the left.”
Democrats have long claimed that instances of voter fraud are too infrequent to be of concern, but their opposition to voter ID laws indicates their pressing concerns on the way in which people vote.
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