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Despite the Indignation From the Left, New AP Poll Shows 72% of Americans Approve of Voter ID Laws

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Democrats have beclowned themselves this week over the passage of voter reform measures by the Georgia State Legislature. Despite the theatrics from the left, you might be surprised to hear that a strong majority of Americans support voter ID laws. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll found that 72 percent of respondents believe photo identification should be required in order to vote.

The poll showed that only 13 percent opposed voter ID laws and 14 percent neither supported nor opposed them.

Even among Democrats, 56 percent favored photo identification requirements, 24 percent opposed and 20 percent took no position.

As you would expect, 91 percent of Republicans supported these measures.

The poll, conducted March 26-29, surveyed 1,166 adults and has a margin of error of 3.6 percent.

The AP/NORC results bolster the results of a Rasmussen telephone and internet survey conducted last month, which found that 69 percent of black voters and 75 percent of overall voters supported photo ID requirements. Only 21 percent were opposed.

Rasmussen reported that 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.”

And the Rasmussen results were extremely close to the newly reported AP/NORC poll. According to Rasmussen, 89 percent of Republicans, 60 percent of Democrats and 77 percent of independents believe voters should be required to show photo ID.

Nevertheless, Democrats are working feverishly to find a way to pass the ironically named “For the People Act of 2021,” (H.R. 1/S. 1). If this unfortunate bill becomes law, it will nullify the voting reform measures recently passed by state legislatures. So much for federalism.

Described as the “Democrats’ only chance to stop the GOP assault on voting rights” by The Atlantic’s Ronald Brownstein, it is designed to nearly guarantee one-party rule in the U.S. for generations to come.

Brownstein writes, “If the party doesn’t pass new protections, it could lose the House, Senate, and White House within the next four years.” He sums up the hyperbole of the left in one paragraph.

It’s no exaggeration to say that future Americans could view the resolution of this struggle as a turning point in the history of U.S. democracy. The outcome could not only shape the balance of power between the parties, but determine whether that democracy grows more inclusive or exclusionary. To many civil-rights advocates and democracy scholars I’ve spoken with, this new wave of state-level bills constitutes the greatest assault on Americans’ right to vote since the Jim Crow era’s barriers to the ballot.

Not even the far-left Washington Post believes the recent measures taken by state lawmakers to bolster photo ID requirements bear any resemblance to Jim Crow voting laws. When we start sending out snarling attack dogs and go after minorities with fire hoses, Democrats can start making those comparisons. But until then, Brownstein just sounds like a liar and his editors, fools.

We can only hope that Democrats have crossed the line so unequivocally over the last few months, that maybe even some within their own party will recognize it and wake up.

After the massive amount of damage the Biden Administration has already inflicted on this country, Democrats don’t deserve to ever hold power again.

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