Majority of Black Americans Say Voter ID Laws Do NOT Discriminate, Poll Shows
62% of all voters, including 59% of black citizens, disagree laws are 'racist'
The majority of black Americans say they don't believe that voter ID laws discriminate and they disagree with the left-wing talking point that election security measures are "racist," a new poll has revealed.
The numbers were revealed in a Rasmussen Reports survey that was published Tuesday.
Joe Biden has led the charge among Democrats and prominent leftists, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), falsely claiming that election integrity reforms, such as Georgia's recently passed laws, are voter suppression.
Sen. Schumer chimed in by deeming state election integrity efforts “one of the greatest threats we have to modern democracy in America.”
“Some of these voter suppression laws in Georgia and other Republican states smack of Jim Crow rearing its ugly head once again," he added.
"It is 160 years since the 13, 14, and 15th amendments abolished slavery, and Jim Crow stills seems to be with us,” Schumer said during last month’s Senate Rules and Administration Committee hearing on S. 1, or the “For the People Act.”
Biden continued to push misleading claims by referring to election integrity efforts pursued by GOP state legislators “un-American” and “sick,” making “Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle.”
However, the vast majority of U.S. likely voters disagree with the Democrat narrative and do not consider basic election integrity measures, such as requiring valid photo identification to vote, as discriminatory in nature.
“Do laws requiring photo identification at the polls discriminate against some voters?” the survey, taken April 11-12 among 1,000 likely U.S. voters, asked.
A majority, or 62 percent, said no, 29 percent said yes, and nine percent indicated they remain unsure.
Notably, 59 percent of black voters agree that requiring photo ID at the polls is not discriminatory, and 58 percent of those who did not identify as either black or white agreed.
Opinions, unsurprisingly, are divided on party lines, as 79 percent of Republicans say voter ID is not discriminatory, compared to the plurality of Democrats, 46 percent, who disagreed.
Forty-three percent of Democrats said voter ID is not discriminatory, putting the Democrat opinions — between agreeing and disagreeing — within the survey’s +/- 3 percent margin of error.
The criticisms have come as Georgia passed an election integrity measure and Democrats in the House passed H.R. 1, or “For the People Act,” which would nationalize elections, largely stripping states of their ability to implement basic election integrity measures such as voter ID and systems to clean the voter rolls.
As Breitbart reported, “the bill declares that photo ID, ‘burdensome’ voter registration procedures, purges of ineligible voters, restrictions on vote-by-mail, rules against felons voting, and other measures that states and municipalities have taken to guarantee the integrity of elections are, in fact, ‘restrictions on the right to vote.'”
It also calls for nationwide vote-by-mail without a photo ID.