A recent survey shows that an overwhelming majority of American voters support policies to strengthen election integrity and reduce voter fraud, despite the Democratic Party’s ongoing opposition to such policies.
According to Just The News, the report from the Honest Elections Project shows that 88 percent of registered voters support the use of photo ID requirements in order to vote, with only 9 percent saying this requirement should be eliminated. In the same poll, 76 percent of voters prefer voting in-person rather than by mail, and 74 percent think the practice of “ballot-harvesting” should be illegal.
“Despite what the far left and many in the mainstream media would have you believe, election integrity measures continue to boast wide support among the American public,” said Jason Snead, executive director of Honest Elections Project. “Election integrity measures that make it easy to vote and hard to cheat are just common sense.”
Ballot-harvesting is one of the major shifts in election strategy that came about due to the Chinese Coronavirus pandemic in 2020, during which many Democrats claimed that voting in-person was too dangerous. As a result, many Democrat-aligned groups and nonprofits, backed by the likes of George Soros and Mark Zuckerberg, among others, began organizing campaigns to send volunteers to the homes of registered Democratic voters and collect their ballots for them. Prior to the COVID pandemic, this practice was illegal in every state except California, which legalized the practice in 2016.
The widespread and largely unofficial implementation of ballot-harvesting was just one of several examples of Democrats unilaterally changing election law and election procedures under the guise of COVID; in many cases, changes were made by Democratic governors and secretaries of state without the approval of their legislatures. As a result, President Donald Trump and many Republicans raised concerns about voter fraud and its likelihood of changing the outcome of the 2020 election.
Several states implemented stricter election integrity laws after the 2020 election, including Georgia, Texas, Iowa, and Florida. These and other restrictions were denounced by Democrats as racist and labeled as forms of “voter suppression.”
Following the 2022 midterms, during which many ballot-harvesting operations remained in place and contributed to questionable Democratic victories in such states as Arizona, President Trump and others have began advocating for Republicans to engage in their own ballot-harvesting operations, which Republicans have instead referred to as “vote-banking.”