Democrats, contending laws requiring voters to present photo ID amount to discriminatory “suppression” of the black vote, are pushing legislation in the Senate that would gut state voter ID laws.
But a new Rasmussen national telephone and online survey finds that 69% of likely black voters and 75% overall believe voters should be required to show photo identification such as a driver’s license before being allowed to vote.
Only 21% are opposed to such a requirement.
Rasmussen noted that 36 states have enacted some form of voter ID law. However, those laws would be nullified if the Senate approves HR1, which passed the House on a party-line vote.
The support for voter ID laws has increased since 2018, when 67% said voters should be required to show photo ID.
In the latest survey, 89% of Republicans support voter ID requirements along with 60% of Democrats and 77% of voters not affiliated with either major party.
As WND reported, a black congressman who grew up in the Jim Crow South, Rep. Burgess Owens, R-Utah, says the notion that blacks can’t get a photo ID is racist in itself.
On Twitter, he responded to a user who accused him of “bias” because he opposed gun-control bills while approving of voter ID laws.
“You know what’s racist? Assuming because I’m black that ‘I just don’t