Many Iowans Are Uncomfortable With a New Voting Restriction, Poll Finds

March 17, 2021 ☼ gopvoter-suppressioniowa

Source: The New York Times

Link: Many Iowans Are Uncomfortable With a New Voting Restriction, Poll Finds

Republican state lawmakers across the country have responded to President Biden’s victory in November by proposing a raft of new restrictions on voting, aiming to tamp down early voting and absentee balloting in moves that would make it harder to participate on Election Day.

But in Iowa — a state that’s been trending red for years, and where Donald Trump won by over eight percentage points in November — a new survey by one of the country’s top pollsters suggests that voters are irked by the latest push to curtail voting access.

Last week, the state’s Republican governor, Kim Reynolds, signed a bill passed by the G.O.P.-led state legislature that includes a number of restrictions on voting, including shortening the early-voting period by nine days and closing the polls an hour earlier on Election Day.

Oh look, GOP voters like extended hours and mail in ballots. Who would have thought?