FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 19, 2021
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New Poll Shows Over Two-Thirds of Voters Support Key Provision of Georgia’s New Voter Law
Washington, D.C. – Today in Atlanta, U.S. Senate Democrats are conducting a field hearing as part of their ongoing attempt to force a federal takeover of U.S. elections. Democrats continue to falsely allege widespread discrimination and voter suppression akin to the Civil War and Jim Crow-era laws, even after the Supreme Court recently ruled that basic election integrity measures passed in Arizona are not discriminatory.
According to a new poll completed on July 14th, over two-thirds of Georgians support the key provision of Georgia’s new voter integrity law.
- 67% of likely voters support Georgia’s requirement that voters include a copy of their photo I.D. or other documentation in order to cast an absentee ballot by mail, with a majority (55%) strongly supporting it.
- The provision has broad, bi-partisan appeal with 95% of Republicans, 59% of Independents, and 39% of Democrats.
- An overwhelming 84% of Hispanic or Latino support the provision, while support among African Americans (45%) is virtually split with a plurality opposing (49%) when accounting for margin of error.
National Chairman of the Election Transparency Initiative and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued the following statement:
“Democrats have manufactured a myth of widespread voter suppression to block states from making their elections more transparent and accountable, and takeover our elections. In truth, thanks to sustained long-term efforts, in 2021 it is easier to register and vote now than at any point in American history no matter the color of your skin. This is a measure of progress of which we should all be proud, but the reality Democrats can’t admit is that voter I.D. inspires confidence in elections in which it is easy to vote and hard to cheat – these are commonsense principles that regular voters regardless of party and race understand. Poll after poll shows voter I.D. is a widely popular tool supported overwhelmingly by all groups of voters.
“Make no mistake, Democrats are telling Georgians how to think and what to do. They want to override the laws enacted by their state legislators and let the Biden administration veto new laws they don’t like. We’re witnessing an attempted federal power grab aimed at silencing millions of American voices for partisan gain – it must be rejected so every American vote can count fairly and openly.”
With polling continuing to demonstrate the popularity of voter I.D. as a commonsense tool to protect fair, secure, and transparent elections voters can trust, even The Washington Post was recently forced to give Rep. James Clyburn “FOUR PINOCCHIOS” regarding his false claim that “no Democrat has ever been against voter I.D.”
What do real Jim Crow laws look like? Ken Cuccinelli recently explained for the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Poll after poll shows voter I.D. is a widely popular tool supported by voters:
- A February 2, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll found that 74% of Georgia voters support voter I.D. for casting absentee ballots.
- Polling released earlier this year by the Honest Elections Project showed 77% of voters, including strong majorities of Republicans (92%), Independents (75%), and Democrats (63%) all support requiring voter ID. 64% of Black voters, 77% of Hispanics, and 76% of low-income voters reject the notion that presenting a form of ID at the ballot-box is a “burden.”
- Rasmussen found 75% of likely U.S. voters say that showing a photo I.D. to vote is necessary for a “fair and secure election process,” while separate polling from Rasmussen found that 85% of registered voters said it is “common sense” to require photo I.D.
- According to a Monmouth University poll, 4 in 5 Americans (80%) support requiring voters to show photo identification in order to cast a ballot, while just 18% oppose.
- The Washington Examiner reported that “voter ID, a major component of Georgia’s new election law, is popular among people despite criticism about the measure from Democratic leaders, according to recent polls.”
- According to an April Pew Research Center survey, 76% of Americans, including 61% of Democrats, favor “requiring all voters to show government-issued photo identification to vote.”
- Polling from the Associated Press “found bipartisan agreement on requiring all voters to provide photo identification at their polling place — something that more than a dozen mostly Republican-led states have implemented…. Overall, 72% are in favor of requiring voters to provide photo identification to vote, while just 13% are opposed. Ninety-one percent of Republicans and 56% of Democrats are in favor.”
The Election Transparency Initiative, a partnership between American Principles Project (APP) and the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), was organized to combat H.R. 1/S. 1 and advocate for state-based election reforms that voters can trust.