(USA Features) A majority of likely voters, including a majority of blacks, say that voter ID laws are not discriminatory, according to a new Rasmussen Reports survey.
Fully 62 percent of those surveyed said such requirements don’t discriminate, while 29 percent said they do.
But notably, the survey found that 59 percent of black voters said that requiring identification at polling stations is not an act of discrimination. Further, 58 percent who did not identify as either black or white agreed.
Of the total, 79 percent of Republicans said such laws did not discriminate compared with a plurality of Democrats, or 46 percent, disagreeing.
Nevertheless, several Democratic politicians including President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York have said in recent weeks following Georgia’s passage of a voter reform measure akin to “Jim Crow.”
Schumer, in fact, went as far as deeming state election integrity legislation “one of the greatest threats we have to modern democracy in America.”
“Some of these voter suppression laws in Georgia and other Republican states smack of Jim Crow rearing its ugly head once again. It is 160 years since the 13, 14, and 15th amendments abolished slavery, and Jim Crow stills seems to be with us,” Schumer said during a hearing last month on S. 1, or the “For the People Act.”
Biden likened election integrity legislation pursued by mostly Republican state legislatures “un-American” and “sick,” making “Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle.”