The 2020 presidential election may be over and certified, but it’s anything but settled. People want answers.
According to a poll by Morning Consult, the vast majority of Republicans — 74 percent — are in favor of auditing the 2020 presidential election at the state level, Breitbart reported. Many believe it would prove there are grounds to overturn the election results.
The results split along party lines, however. Though 45% of registered voters overall supported a review, only 40% of independents and 23% of Democrats agreed.
Republicans are in the midst of auditing Arizona’s elections and should be wrapping up soon, The Hill reported. Some Republicans are traveling from other states to find out what they’re doing in hopes of emulating the process in their own.
The poll also found that former President Donald Trump is still a major player in the Republican Party despite his defeat. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is set to bring Trump on a tour of the U.S. southern border, and the former president is expected to hold more rallies.
Many suspect Trump is eyeing the 2022 midterms in an effort to help Republicans win and strike down Democratic dominance in Congress. He’s done wonders for fundraising, especially among regular people.
“President Trump is the greatest small-dollar fundraiser in history,” Republican strategist Chris Pack said. “The single most important thing he can do to ensure Republicans win back control of the House and Senate is to use his small-dollar fundraising lists to raise funds directly for Republican candidates, and for the [National Republican Senate Committee] and [ National Republican Congressional Committee], using the WinRed platform he was instrumental in creating for this very purpose.”
The aftermath of the 2020 presidential election has been continued suspicion fueled by the events of Election Day coupled with the way anyone questioning the results has been silenced. It isn’t clear yet if there was widespread fraud or significant errors that would have swayed the results, but there’s no harm in allowing audits to happen — unless some people are afraid of what will be uncovered.