A new Rasmussen poll came out on Wednesday indicating that 75% of Americans actively support voter ID laws and it also shockingly said that 60% of Democrats want ID requirements in place during elections.
Only 21% of Democrats oppose voter ID laws despite the majority of Democrats in Congress pushing H.R. 1, the so-called “For the People Act” which would gut voter ID laws across the nation. The bill has already passed the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives and is now on its way to the Senate.
Democrats in the House are now demanding the elimination of the filibuster so they can ram through H.R. 1 with a simple majority vote that would end voter ID once and for all.
In an interview with Fox Host Mark Levin, Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, was blunt on H.R. 1 and voter ID. He described it as “a federal takeover of the administration of elections, which have been run by the states.” He added, “H.R. 1 would eviscerate state voter ID laws because it tells states they have to allow someone to vote by just simply signing a form in which he swears that he is who he says he is … which is worthless for proving identity.” Von Spakovsky stressed, “On absentee ballots, it tells states they can’t enforce their witness signature requirement, which again, is just a basic security provision for absentee ballots in a state that has been in place for years.”
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According to Breitbart, Rasmussen reported concerning their poll:
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.
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) March 17, 2021
According to statistics in the poll, black voters also favor voter ID – 69% to 25%. They were evenly divided on whether voter ID is discriminatory – 43% to 43%. 51% of Democrats said required ID discriminates but 60% of voters, in general, said the practice isn’t discriminatory.
Voter ID is required in most countries including Uganda, Iraq, etc. Only eight states in the U.S. currently require a photo ID to vote: Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin. A further ten states request a photo ID: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Texas. Arizona, North Dakota, and Ohio require non-photo ID. States that request a non-photo ID include Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, Washington, and West Virginia. The rest of the states don’t require any ID.
The No. 2 Democrat in the upper chamber, Dick Durbin (D-IL), stated on Monday that the filibuster has to be reformed because it is “being misused by some Senators to block legislation urgently needed and supported by strong majorities of the American people.”
Rasmussen is indicating that a strong majority of Americans oppose H.R. 1 concerning voter ID provisions. The Democrats’ efforts to pass the legislation directly contradict what allegedly three out of four American voters want.
H.R. 1 posits that states “may not require an individual to provide any form of identification as a condition of obtaining an absentee ballot” and allows voters to use a “sworn written statement” instead of a photo ID. The bill calls voter ID a restriction on the right to vote.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) calls the bill a brazen attempt to “manipulate and steal” elections. “I think H.R. 1 is a terrible policy, I would call it the universal fraud law. We came out of this last election where we saw multiple allegations of serious voter fraud and the Democrats and the media took on the talking points that voter fraud doesn’t exist. That anyone who says it exists is somehow engaged in a conspiracy theory,” Cruz said. “Now with H.R. 1, the Democrats are seeking to lock in their advantage. They want mail-in ballots everywhere, they want no photo ID.”
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 17, 2021
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