Do you, a friend, or colleague doubt that Joe Biden is the legitimately elected president of the United States? If so, you are hardly alone. According to the following per the media release summary provided by Rasmussen Reports to MHProNews, some “41% of voters still don’t believe that Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election fairly.” As significant as approaching half of the country still doubting Biden’s legitimacy, “55% of Likely U.S. Voters support forensic audits of election results to ensure there was no vote fraud.” Additional information, MHProNews analysis and commentary in brief follow the latest Rasmussen survey results on these and other issues. With the Arizona audit of the 2020 election winding down, concerns about invalid votes reported in Georgia and elsewhere in the news, there could be real world consequences connected to these surveyed issues.
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Arizona’s ongoing audit of 2020 election results has been widely criticized, but a majority of voters nationwide approve of the election integrity effort.
A new national telephone and online survey by Rasmussen Reports finds that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters support forensic audits of election results to ensure there was no vote fraud. Twenty-nine percent (29%) oppose such audits and 17% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The new survey also found that 41% of voters still don’t believe that Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election fairly.
Arizona’s Republican-controlled state senate is winding down its audit of more than 2 million ballots cast in Maricopa County. Supporters of former President Donald Trump have raised doubt about the results in Maricopa County, which Biden won by about 45,000 votes, larger than his 11,000-vote statewide margin.
While a majority of voters support audits to ensure there was no vote fraud, many are concerned about casting doubt on the election process. Forty-eight percent (48%) think that expressing doubt about the outcome of elections undermines democracy in America. Thirty-four percent (34%) say expressing such doubts does not undermine democracy and 18% are not sure.
The survey of 900 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on June 20-21, 2021 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
Seventy-one percent (71%) of Republican voters support forensic election audits like the one in Arizona, as do 38% of Democrats and 57% of voters not affiliated with either major party.
A majority of Republicans (70%) don’t believe Biden won the 2020 presidential election fairly, a belief shared by 10% of Democrats and 45% of unaffiliated voters.
In February, 34% of Likely Voters did not believe Biden won the election fairly. In an April survey, a majority of voters (51%) believed it was at least somewhat likely that cheating affected the outcome of the 2020 election
In the new survey, Democrats (56%) are more likely than Republicans (47%) or unaffiliated voters (38%) to believe that expressing doubt about the outcome of elections undermines democracy in America.
Men (53%) are more likely than women (43%), and whites (51%) are more likely than blacks (45%) or other minorities (41%), to believe that expressing doubt about the outcome of elections undermines democracy in America.
Younger voters are more supportive than their elders of auditing election results. Sixty-two percent (62%) of voters under 40 support audits of election results to ensure that there was no vote fraud, compared to 52% of voters ages 40-64 and 49% of those 65 and older.
Voters earning more than $200,000 a year or less than $30,000 are less supportive of election audits than middle-income voters.
President Biden’s strongest supporters are most likely to oppose election audits to ensure that there was no vote fraud. Among voters who Strongly Approve of Biden’s job performance as president, 57% oppose audits like the one in Arizona. By contrast, among voters who Strongly Disapprove of Biden’s performance, 81% support such election audits.
President Biden just completed a weeklong trip to Europe that included the G7 summit and a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but less than half of voters think his European trip was successful.
Barely one-in-five voters approve of the job Congress is doing, and most rate congressional job performance as poor.
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Rasmussen also recently reported that only “38% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction.” So, most of the nation think the country’s direction is mixed or bad during the first months of the Biden White House.
The 45th President of the United States (POTUS) Donald J. Trump recently reminded Americans that he has never conceded. He still faults Vice President Mike Pence for not sending back to the states on January 6th the questioned and dubious outcomes apparently due to issues related to election fraud. When Trump’s VP Pence recently appeared at a conservative event, a group of attendees who booed him had to be ushered out by security.
If the presidential election contest between Trump-Biden was indeed the result of fraud, it would hardly be the first time such matters were raised about the authenticity of specific elections. For instance. Some Democrats believe the 2000 former Texas Governor George W. Bush (R) vs. former Vice President Al Gore (D) election outcome was the result of ‘stolen’ votes and hanging chads in the highly contested state of Florida. That case – and that election – was settled in the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1960, then Vice President Richard M. Nixon believed his ‘victory’ was stolen due to election fraud in key areas, including fraud purportedly perpetuated in Chicago and other key Democratic areas. Nixon conceded to then Senator John F. “Jack” Kennedy, supposedly to spare the nation the type of rifts that appear to exist in the wake of the 2020 Trump-Biden contest. While it would be far too much to say that all U.S. elections are ‘fake’ – because the evidence reflects that most voting outcomes are authentic – it would nevertheless be true that places such as New York City during the Tammany Hall era were rife with corruption that included election abuses. The Heritage Society established a data-base of over 1,000 examples of modern election fraud cases. While that is a small minority of all U.S. elections, it is still a large enough number to remind us that election fraud is real, not imaginary or some ‘conspiracy theory.’
What if the 2020 election audits reveal that President Trump actually won over Biden? Then, the possibility of a Quo Warranto process could occur that has the possibility of putting Trump back into the White House if success (see report linked below). President Trump has suggested he would not just sit by and say or do nothing, if the election audits go his way.
The are clearly a series of ripple effects that will occur whatever the outcome of these election audits. The case can be made that if the audits appear to confirm an authentic Biden win, then the dubious – such as this writer – may be persuaded to accept Biden as a legitimate president. If the results appear to confirm that the election was rigged and Biden ‘won’ by massive cheating, then all hell may break loose in the U.S.
Either way, getting to the truth is good. It would no doubt be ugly, but so is the eruption of puss and blood that often occurs when a boil is lanced. Stay tuned.
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By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHProNews.com.
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