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Poll shows majority of Americans want better votes as GOP pushes voter pressure bills

 (AP)

(AP)

A majority of Americans want to prioritize efforts to strengthen access to each polling station, while the vast majority of Republicans are more concerned with “making sure no one who has the right to vote”, according to a nationwide poll by NBC News.

The poll found that 58 percent of Americans are more concerned with “making sure everyone who wants to vote can do it,” including 87 percent of Democrats and 65 percent of independent voters.

But it turns out that 38 percent of Americans, including 77 percent of Republicans, are more concerned about preventing people from voting.

The broad partisan discrepancy reflects the growing drive of Republican lawmakers in almost every state, լայն the broad opposition of Democrats, to restrict ballot access during elections, including early withdrawal of ballots; delegating more powers to existing legislatures.

Civil rights groups have argued that the proposals would be disproportionately targeted at black Latino voters. A NBC News poll found that black Latino voters, 82.73 percent, respectively, were more concerned about having ballots than about fighting unelected voters.

Republican lawmakers who dared to support Donald Trump in 2020 In the election, he defended his bills with false allegations of electoral fraud, which he falsely claimed were “stolen” from him and his supporters, despite defending the “integrity of the election” and the “confidence of the electorate.” Repeated assurances from state and federal officials from both parties that there was no evidence of widespread fraud or vote rigging in the 2020 election.

Despite this argument, the majority of Americans, 74 percent, are confident in their state’s ability to hold free and fair elections.

That includes 85 percent of Democrats, 81 percent of independents and 59 percent of Republicans.

In states that voted for Biden, only 39 percent of Republicans are confident of the election results, and 60 percent are not.

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The survey was conducted by Hart Research ական Public Opinion Strategy from April 17 to April 20, with a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.

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