Based on a recent poll conducted by CNN, a majority of Americans support voter ID laws and say they make elections more fair, despite criticism that these laws are racist or are a form of voter suppression.
In a recent poll from CNN, they found that the majority of Americans are in favor of better laws and practices to make elections more safe and protect integrity in the future. The survey offered potential rules and suggestions to make the voting process more transparent, and responders had to acknowledge if each practice would make voting more fair, less fair, or the same. In Newsbinding.com’s analysis of the poll, they cite, “Notably, 64 percent of respondents said requiring voters to provide photo identification before casting a ballot would make elections ‘more fair,’ compared to 17 percent who said ‘less fair,’ and 17 percent who said it ‘would not make much difference.’”
A majority of voters, 65 percent, also said “ensuring that in-person voting before Election Day is available outside of normal business hours and on the weekends” would make elections “more fair,” and 51 percent said automatic voter registration would make elections “more fair,” as well. The survey, which was conducted between April 21 and April 26, has a margin of error of approximately +/- 3.6% in a range of 1,004 adults. This comes in addition to the many recent surveys showing that Americans continue to support basic election integrity measures, including requiring a voter to show valid identification prior to casting a ballot.
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ARTICLE: ETHAN FINN
POLITICS EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
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