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Poll: 50 percent of Republicans believe their vote will not be counted accurately

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Pro-Trump demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol during a protest on Jan. 6, 2021. (Photo by Getty Images)

A new poll has found that at least 50 percent of Republican voters surveyed believe their vote will not be counted accurately the next time they cast a ballot, following former Republican President Donald Trump’s defeat to Joe Biden in the disputed 2020 presential election.

Only 41 percent of Republicans said their vote would be counted fairly, while 50 percent of them said they are not confident their vote would be counted accurately, according to the NBC News poll released on Monday.

In the meantime, 66 percent of total registered American voters said they had confidence that their vote would be counted accurately in the November 2022 midterm elections, according to the survey.

Eighty-nine percent of Democrats, however, said they believed their votes would be counted fairly.

Respondents also questioned the legitimacy of Biden’s presidency. Thirty-eight percent of respondents said they did not think Biden won legitimately in November 2020. Nearly 60 percent of respondents, mostly Democrats, said they thought Biden won the presidency legitimately. Another 4 percent said they were unsure. 

Trump, who believes that the election was rigged by the US establishment in favor of Biden, has been casting doubt on the outcome of his loss by insisting it was the result of fraud. 

Trump has said that the 2020 presidential election was “the greatest Election Hoax in history.”

Another recent survey from NPR showed similar results as just 33 percent of Republicans said they thought the 2024 elections would be conducted fairly.

Overall, 58 percent of respondents in that poll said they trusted elections in the United States a great deal or a good amount.

According to other recent surveys, most Republicans believe that the election was stolen from Trump, and he is the legitimate president of the United States. 

Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol in the hope of preventing lawmakers from certifying Biden's victory, thus overturning the outcome of the 2020 presidential election but to no avail.

Angry protesters clashed with police and tried to beat up a number of Democratic lawmakers. They also damaged some parts of the building housing both wings of Congress. 

CIA meddled in the 2020 US election: Analyst

Commenting to Press TV recently on the disputed 2020 presidential election, American journalist Don DeBar said,  “There was a huge amount of evidence that was disclosed to the public in public hearings demonstrating a strong possibility that the outcomes in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin and Michigan would have changed, because in each case there were administrative changes in the election procedures that violated the Constitutional requirement that Federal elections be conducted according to laws set forth by the state legislatures. This was suppressed affirmatively by the media, from wall to wall, and by the entire US Federal court system.”

“And now that there was an election last weekend in Russia for the Russian Parliament, the US State Department raised exactly the same questions about Russia's election that were considered absurdities, and delusional, with respect to the 2020 US Presidential election,” he told Press TV.

“In my opinion, in each case we are seeing the product of CIA meddling - in the 2020 US election, which would be a major criminal conspiracy indictable under the US law known as RICO, and in the Russian election, which, given the US military posture towards Russia, lays the groundwork for an indictment at the ICC for war crimes,” he noted.


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