70% of Republicans say 2020 US election was not free and fair: Poll
Trust in the US election system has plummeted significantly among Americans, with nearly 70% of Republicans saying they don’t believe the 2020 election was free and fair, according to a new poll.
All major US news organizations have projected Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden as winner of the November 3 presidential election. However, Republican President Donald Trump has refused to concede, and has filed legal challenged to contest the election results.
Now. 68 percent of Republicans now say they don’t believe the 2020 election was free and fair, the POLITICO/Morning Consult poll revealed.
The figure is a stark rise from the 35 percent of GOP voters who held similar beliefs before the election.
The lack of trust in the election system has led to Republicans being more skeptical about the election results.
Republicans were particularly wary of the results coming out of swing states, especially in Pennsylvania, which counted votes for four days before delivering the final results.
Trump’s election campaign has filed more than half a dozen lawsuits in states like Pennsylvania, Nevada, Michigan and Georgia since Election Day.
Trump is the first incumbent president to lose reelection since Republican George H.W. Bush in 1992. It was unclear whether Trump would publicly concede.
Biden, 77, staked his candidacy around the notion that Trump, 74, posed an existential threat to American democracy.
The 2020 US election took place amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 236,000 Americans, and infected nearly 10 million other, while wiping out millions of jobs.
The US election was a referendum on Trump's handling of the pandemic and other crises, including the police killings of Black Americans like George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Kentucky.