Poll: Plurality of Voters Believes Stricter Laws Needed to Prevent Voter Fraud
A plurality of voters said election laws should be tighter to prevent voter fraud, according to a new Hill-HarrisX poll.
Forty-three percent of voters registered in the April 24-27 poll said election laws should be tighter to prevent voter fraud.
In contrast, 31% of respondents said voting should be made more accessible, while 27% said voting should be kept as is.
Seventy percent of Republican voters said laws should be stricter to prevent voter fraud with a plurality, 41 percent, of independents.
Fifty percent of Democrats said voting should be made more accessible.
A number of states are looking to change their voting laws after President TrumpFacebook supervisory board to vote on Trump ban on Wednesday Rubio keeps door open on White House candidacy Project Lincoln mocks Trump, claiming he lost to ‘swamp’ McConnell MORE made baseless accusations of electoral fraud in the last election.
Earlier this year, a new law in Georgia gained national attention and led Major League Baseball to move its All-Star Game from Atlanta.
The new law has been criticized for making it more difficult for black communities to vote. GOP supporters of the new law argued that it would prevent fraud and not suppress legal votes.
The most recent Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online with 2,827 registered voters. It has a margin of error of 1.84 percentage point.