A new survey from Monmouth University published this week reveals 80% of Americans support the requirement of showing ID when casting a ballot in elections; including 62% of Democrats and 91% of Republicans.
NATIONAL POLL: 80% support requiring photo ID to vote, but 71% also want in-person early voting to be easier.
50% want to make vote-by-mail easier; 39% want it to be harder.
— MonmouthPoll (@MonmouthPoll) June 21, 2021
“80% support requiring photo ID to vote, but 71% also want in-person early voting to be easier. 50% want to make vote-by-mail easier; 39% want it to be harder,” posted Monmouth on Twitter.
“The poll contains some seemingly conflicting information on voter access. The bottom line seems to be that most Democrats and Republicans want to take the potential for election results to be questioned off the table. The problem, though, is they aren’t likely to agree on how to get there,” Monmouth University Polling Institute director Patrick Murray noted.
Read the full report at Fox News.
COKE CANCELED? Activists Call for Boycott Against Coca Cola for ‘Not Opposing Georgia Voting Bill’
Activists in Georgia are preparing a boycott against Coca Cola after the company issued a statement saying they support a “balanced” approach to local election laws.
“Coca-Cola wants Black and brown people to drink their product, then they must speak up when our rights, our lives and our very democracy as we know it is under attack,” Bishop Reginald Jackson told the Journal-Constitution.
— The Hill (@thehill) March 25, 2021
Activists in Georgia are calling for a statewide boycott of Coca-Cola until the company speaks out against measures that would restrict voting access. https://t.co/miCKRqdHIs
— Axios (@axios) March 25, 2021
“The ultimate goal should be fair, secure elections where access to voting is broad-based and inclusive,” said a statement from the global corporation.
“We will speak with our wallets,” Jackson added. “This past summer, Coke and other corporations said they needed to speak out against racism. But they’ve been mighty quiet about this.”
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
ABRAMS CLAIM: Stacey Abrams Says She Was Nearly Blocked from Voting in Georgia Election
Democratic candidate in Georgia’s gubernatorial race Stacey Abrams claimed she was nearly blocked from voting this week; doubling-down on her previous comments that “voter suppression” led to an “unfair” midterm election.
Abrams was speaking with NPR when she stated an Election Day staffer attempted to stop her from casting her ballot; saying “The day I voted, I had to correct the poll worker who said I had filed for an absentee ballot.”
“I did it quietly. I didn’t turn it into a major conversation because, for me, it was about getting through the process,” she added. “But it was also emblematic to me of the privilege that I have.”
“I know the law … There are thousands, millions in Georgia who do not know what their rights are and therefore do not know that they shouldn’t have to wait in four-hour lines in the rain with their children. They shouldn’t have to worry about whether they will lose their jobs in order to exercise their democratic right to vote for their leader,” said Abrams
Read the full interview here.