October 23, 2021

More than half of surveyed Americans believe 2020 election cheating was likely

A new poll of likely voters revealed more than half of those surveyed believed cheating impacted the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, according to Rasmussen Reports.

Fifty-six percent of respondents said, “It’s likely that cheating affected the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, including 41% who say it’s ‘very likely.’”

The percentage is five percent higher than April, noting a surprising rise at a time nearly a year after the last election.

Notable factors could include news regarding the Arizona forensic audit and former President Donald Trump’s ongoing media and appearances speaking about “the Big Lie.”

Most people in the survey also opposed increased mail-in voting. By a 65 to 28 percent margin, likely voters responded that they believe more mail-in voting options will boost cheating.

That included a majority, 51 percent, who said it is “very likely” cheating will expand.

The role of cheating in elections has been important both to the public and to legislators. Many states have passed new election integrity laws, while federal lawmakers continue to debate whether a national voting rights bill is needed.

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