A majority of Texas voters support the election integrity law that Democrats and corporate media mischaracterized as “voter suppression,” a new poll from the University of Houston found.
Nearly 60 percent of the 2,067 Texans surveyed said they approve of Senate Bill 1, which was designed by state Republicans and Gov. Greg Abbott to beef up election integrity in the state. Not only does the now-law stop the expansions used under the guise of COVID-19 mitigation such as drive-thru voting and unmanned drop boxes, but it also imposes charges on election officials who send out absentee ballot applications to residents who did not request them.
The survey, conducted between Oct. 4 and Oct. 21, shows that while leftists complained that the law targeted minority communities and tried to limit Texans’ ability to vote, voters largely supported the individual provisions included in the bill.
Seventy-four percent of Texans said they approved of the new voter ID requirements for mail-in absentee ballots such as disclosing the driver’s license number or last four digits of the Social Security number on the application and ballot. Eighty-two percent of Texans reported that they support the new third-degree felony charges that can be applied to people who try to bribe or coerce people into voting a certain way.
On poll watching, 63 percent of those surveyed said they support the provision granting “free movement” to poll watchers so long as they don’t position themselves at a voting station. And while the law removes 24-hour voting as an option, 86 percent of Texans approved of the expansion of early voting hours from at least eight hours to at least nine hours a day.
For weeks, state House Democrats paraded around Washington, D.C., to mingle with and catch the attention of several high-profile leftists including Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi more than 1,000 miles away from their constituents to stall a return to their duties in the state legislature. During that time, several of the tantrum-throwing vaccinated lawmakers contracted COVID-19 after partying on a maskless flight out of the Lone Star State, which they claimed was a “sacrifice” in their fight against “voter suppression” in the state.
The Democrats’ attempts to stop a Republican-led effort to secure elections in the state officially concluded at the end of August when the Texas House advanced the bill 79-37.