A recent poll conducted by Harris Poll/HarrisX showed that a large majority of Americans support requiring a valid government-issued ID to vote in elections, a finding that goes against the Democrat’s narrative that such practices were racist and suppressed voters.
The survey asked whether respondents supported or opposed requiring voters to show an ID when they come to the polls. In response to the question, 80 percent of those polled said they supported voter ID with only 20 percent in opposition.
The poll also asked respondents whether or not they supported having “undocumented aliens” vote in elections or whether just U.S. citizens should be allowed to cast their ballot, per Breitbart.
The response once again proved to be a resounding rebuke of policies pushed by Democrats with 88 percent of Americans wanting only U.S. citizens to vote in elections versus the 12 percent who supported giving illegal migrants the right to vote.
Earlier this year, New York Democrats pushed to get illegal migrants the right to vote in local elections, however, they’re efforts were blocked by the courts, according to the New York Times.
The poll’s findings showcase the overwhelming support by Americans for additional security in U.S. elections. Despite this, however, Democrats have repeatedly called election integrity legislation in Republican-led states “racist” and “voter suppression.”
Last year, Stacy Abrams called efforts by Georgia Republicans to strengthen protections of elections racist: “I do absolutely agree that it is racist. It is a redux of Jim Crow in a suit and tie.”
Stacey Abrams says she agrees with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer that efforts by GOP lawmakers in Georgia to make it more difficult to vote is “racist.”
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) March 14, 2021
Similar remarks came from Vice President Kamala Harris when she was still the junior Senator from California, per Fox News. Harris, in response to the nomination of Judge Kyle Duncan to the 5th Circuit Court, said that a voter ID law was racist and that it “targeted African-Americans with almost surgical precision.”
Remember the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case where corporate bosses argued for the ability to block their employees' access to birth control? The lead lawyer was Kyle Duncan.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) April 19, 2018
While Democrats have repeatedly come out against voter ID laws and election integrity legislation across the country, everyday Americans disagree.
The Harris Poll found that a majority of Americans are against ballot harvesting, the practice of groups picking up ballots from voters and depositing them in ballot drop-off boxes.
Of those polled, 63 percent are against ballot harvesting while only 37 percent are in support of such actions. When broken down by party, 79 percent of Republicans, 70 percent of independents, and 44 percent of Democrats are against the practice.
The poll also found that a large majority of Americans want to see legislation requiring elections to be decided within 24 hours of Election Day. 69 percent of those polled support requiring national legislation to enforce the 24-hour limit while only 31 percent wanted to let the states decide how long they should take to count the votes.
Americans want changes in how elections are conducted. The 2022 Midterms are a testament to the inefficiencies in our electoral system with elections being decided over a week after the last voters cast their ballots. It is a shame that the wealthiest country in the world can’t conduct elections properly and Americans support legislation that will fix the broken election system.
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