CNN Poll: 64% Say Voter ID Requirements Make Elections More Fair

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A majority of Americans believe basic voter ID requirements, such as requiring a valid photo ID prior to casting a ballot, would make elections “more fair,” despite the steady stream of mischaracterizations from top Democrats, who contend that such requirements are oppressive and akin to the Jim Crow era.

The survey provided a series of potential rules a state could implement regarding voting and asked respondents to rate if the suggested rule would make elections “more fair,” “less fair,” or the same.

Other proposals included:

Allowing a voter to register at their polling place on election day

48 percent said “more fair,” 23 percent said “less fair”

Allowing election officials to send absentee ballot applications to every registered voter in the state

42 percent said “more fair,” 36 percent said “less fair”

Limiting access to ballot drop boxes to only those hours when polls are also open

34 percent said “more fair,” 41 percent said “less fair”

Making it against the law to provide food or water to people waiting in line to vote

13 percent said “more fair,” 39 percent said “less fair,” but a plurality, 46 percent, said it “would to make much difference”

The survey, taken April 21-26, among 1,004 adults, has a margin of error of +/- 3.6 percent.

Recent surveys show Americans continuing to support basic election integrity measures, including requiring a voter to show valid identification prior to casting a ballot.

Author : Hannah Bleau

Source : Breitbart : CNN Poll: 64% Say Voter ID Requirements Make Elections ‘More Fair’