Of all of the debates that Americans have had regarding elections as of late, there is one issue that seems to have bipartisan support, despite what the mainstream media might tell you.
During the last few elections, the infotainment industry framed the debate in a myriad of wacky ways. On CNN, they’d say that the Republicans are looking to suppress the vote, because they do better in elections that include fewer Americans. On Fox, they claims that the Democrats need the extra votes to win, and that the left is downplaying the reality of voter fraud in order to commit more of it.
There have been no shortage of suggestions as for how to compromise on the strictness of election law, with the media often suggesting that requiring voters to have a valid, government issued ID is some GOP talking point meant to sway the contest.
As it turns out, voter ID laws are popular with just about everybody.
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75% Support Voter ID Laws
As the U.S. Senate considers legislation that would revamp America’s election laws, voters still overwhelmingly support laws requiring that voters show identification before casting a ballot.
Seventy-five percent (75%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe voters should be required to show photo identification such as a driver’s license before being allowed to vote. Only 21% are opposed to such a requirement.
Thirty-six states have enacted some form of voter ID law, but those laws would be nullified if the Senate approves H.R. 1, which passed the House on a party-line vote. Critics say H.R. 1 “would force states to allow anyone to vote who simply signs a form saying that they are who they claim they are.”
Support for voter ID laws has actually increased since 2018, when 67% said voters should be required to show photo identification such as a driver’s license before being allowed to vote.
Eighty-nine percent (89%) of Republicans support voter ID requirements, as do 60% of Democrats and 77% of voters not affiliated with either major party.
Once again, it pays to look past the headlines – particularly on issues where the media’s bread and butter come from dividing us and selling advertisements to us as well.
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