[Ed. – The fact that this occurred in the last two presidential elections held suggest it’s here to stay.]
For the most advanced country in the world, U.S. elections have become amateur hour. And the result? Overwhelming mistrust in the way votes are received and counted.
“The share of Republicans who trust official election results has dropped by 43 points,” Morning Consult reported recently. “In a poll conducted in late October, 70 percent of Republicans said official election results will be either ‘very’ or ‘most likely’ reliable. In the latest survey, just 27 percent say the same.”
A CNBC/Change Research poll shows a much more eye-popping number, with just 3 percent of Trump voters believing Biden won the 2020 election. Yep — just 3 percent.
It all depends on who wins an election, of course, as to how the voters’ trust numbers skew. For example, four years ago, just 43 percent of Democrats believed that the presidential election was fair.