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46% of Americans want Trump to litigate election results: Poll

People rally in support of US President Donald Trump outside of the State Capitol building hours after news media declared Joe Biden to be the winner of the 2020 US. (Photo by Reuters)

Ramin Mazaheri
Press TV, Chicago

A poll conducted by The Economist magazine reveals a massive lack of faith in the recent US presidential election. 

When asked, “How much voter fraud do you think occurred in this election?” 40% of Americans answered, “Enough to influence the outcome”. Forty-two percent said “Mail ballots are being manipulated to favor Joe Biden.”

The poll also said 46 percent of Americans believe President Donald Trump should contest the election results in court. That includes 90 percent of Republicans, 53% of independents and even 10% of Democrats. Forty-five percent of respondents believe that Biden did not legitimately win the election.

These staggering findings seem to create long-term political alienation among nearly half the country. 

The poll, however, shows that half the country views the election as legitimate. They often accuse the other side of being sore losers, misinterpreting data, or seeking to create divisions during a terribly tumultuous year. 

The US had a deeply disputed election in the year 2000, which only ended when the Supreme Court told Florida to stop their recount. It later surfaced that 14% of African-American ballots were questionably thrown out.

An intensely polarized nation still has two self-proclaimed presidents and the tension and cultural fallout from the narrow, disputed, and still being counted November third vote seems to be mounting daily.

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