Obama invokes January 6 insurrection to advocate for voting rights bill

22 Juin, 2021, 04:23 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
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The poll also found that almost 70 percent of Americans support the establishment of national vote-by-mail and in-personal early voting guidelines for federal elections.

Overall, half of those questioned support making it easier to vote by mail, with 39% urging that it be made harder. Just 18% oppose this. That includes 89% of Democrats, 68% of independents and 56% of Republicans.

Eight out of 10 of those questioned in the poll support requiring voter ID, including 91% of Republicans, 87% of independents and 62% of Democrats. And there's a partisan divide - with 84% of Democrats but only 40% of independents and 26% of Republicans supportive.

"The poll contains some seemingly conflicting information on voter access".

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Former President Barack Obama hit Republicans on Monday for planning to filibuster voting rights legislation Democrats have been pushing in the Senate. Georgia, Florida, and Texas have each adopted high profile election reforms that critics say are partisan efforts meant to restrict the ability of non-white voters from accessing the ballot.

Schumer said that Republicans defending laws in these states are engaging in "a falsity, a fakeness" when they say it's about "election integrity".

Fourteen states where Republicans control the state government have passed into law measures tightening voting access rules. The maligned Georgia law, for example, expanded early voting in the state and created a requirement for mail-in ballots to be accompanied with a form of photo I.D.

Approximately one-third of Americans continue to believe President Biden won the election due to voter fraud, a new Monmouth University poll found - "a number that has not budged since the November election".

The Monmouth University Poll was conducted by telephone June 9-14, with 810 adults in the United States. Results have a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

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