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Poll: Plurality of voters say stricter laws needed to prevent voter fraud

A plurality of voters said voting laws should be stricter to prevent voter fraud, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

Forty-three percent of registered voters in the April 24-27 survey said voting laws should be stricter to prevent voter fraud. 

By contrast, 31 percent of respondents said voting should be made more accessible while 27 percent said voting should be kept as is.

Seventy percent of Republican voters said laws should be stricter to prevent voter fraud along 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 former President TrumpDonald TrumpVeteran accused in alleged border wall scheme faces new charges Arizona Republicans to brush off DOJ concern about election audit FEC drops investigation into Trump hush money payments MORE made baseless accusations of voter fraud over the last election. 

Earlier this year, a new law in Georgia won national attention and led Major League Baseball to move its All-Star Game from Atlanta. 

The new law was criticized for making it harder for Black communities to vote. The new law's GOP defenders argued it would prevent fraud and would not suppress legal votes. 

The most recent Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 2,827 registered voters. It has a margin of error of 1.84 percentage points.

Gabriela Schulte