One day after Georgia appeared to prove that it can strengthen ballot integrity and get more people to the polls, voters nationwide said that stopping cheating is the most important issue in election reform.

In a new Rasmussen Reports survey that backed up reform efforts in Georgia and other states, 59% said it was more important to make sure “there is no cheating in elections.” Just 39% said “making it easier for everybody to vote” should be the focus of reforms.

Georgia saw a near tripling in early voting after state Republican leaders pushed through reforms that Democrats decried as “Jim Crow 2.0”

President Joe Biden and others, including Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, ripped the reforms and charged that minorities would be barred from voting, a claim that did not come true.

Some Republicans were quick to demand an apology from Biden today, including Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY), co-chair of the House Election Integrity Caucus. In a statement, she said, “President Biden and Stacey Abrams owe the nation an apology. They injected bitter partisanship into the national conversation for no reason other than to deliberately mislead the American people and divide the nation.”

While Rasmussen did find some political division on election integrity issues, the overall numbers and majorities were overwhelmingly in support of the focus and efforts of Georgia and others to boost voting quality.

For example, 79% backed voter photo identification requirements, and 82% said that ballot integrity is key in this year’s congressional midterm elections.

The issue has been a hot one ever since former President Donald Trump won in 2016 and lost in 2020. He has claimed that voting integrity broke down in 2020 balloting, especially after several states changed rules due to concerns about in-person voting during the virus crisis.

Those charges still weigh on voters, and 55% continue to believe that cheating occurred and somehow affected the 2020 election.

When it comes to future reforms, Tenney suggested Georgia’s reforms as a model to bring in new voters. Here, data showed that the results were stunning. She said:

“In 2021, Georgia enacted an election integrity measure designed to strengthen election security and improve election administration. Several prominent Democrats, including President Biden and Stacey Abrams, claimed falsely that the bill was designed to ‘suppress the vote’ without providing any evidence. Yesterday’s record turnout proves them wrong. In the 2018 midterm gubernatorial primary, 607,441 total votes were cast for Republicans, and 555,089 votes were cast in the Democratic primary. This year, turnout surged in both contests. In the Republican primary, 1,193,361 votes were cast — a 96% increase in turnout. This year in the Democratic primary, which was uncontested, 709,118 ballots were cast, a 28% increase in overall turnout.”