While the election has not yet been certified, and the results are pending litigation, the media has prematurely declared Joe Biden as the winner in the 2020 presidential election. Voters have some strong opinions on the matter.
According to a Rasmussen poll conducted from November 17 to November 18, nearly half of likely voters, 47 percent, believe the election was stolen from Trump.
This should be very concerning for Joe Biden. The controversy behind the 2000 presidential election cast a dark shadow over President George W. Bush’s presidency. Many Democrats to this day refuse to acknowledge his presidency as legitimate.
If Biden is confident in the legitimacy of the results as they stand now, he should be willing to let the process continue, and should publicly express his support for this.
However, many Republicans believing the election was stolen is not Joe Biden’s only problem. It is true that the poll showed a significant partisan divide on this issue: 75 percent of Republicans believe it is very likely (61 percent) or somewhat likely (14 percent) that the election was stolen from Trump.
Also according to the poll, 69 percent of Democrats say it is not at all likely (61 percent) or not very likely (8 percent) that the election was stolen from Trump. However, 30 percent of Democrats believe it is very likely (20 percent) or somewhat likely (10 percent) that it was.
Let me repeat, nearly a third of Democrats believe it is likely that the election was stolen from President Trump. That’s a remarkable number.
Despite the fact that nearly half of all voters believe the election was likely stolen from Trump, 61 percent believe Trump should concede. How many Democrats believe it is likely that the election was stolen, but think Trump should concede anyway? That’s quite a disturbing thing to consider.
No matter what happens, Americans’ faith in our elections has taken a huge hit this year. It’s not uncommon for the losing party to feel things were unfair, but this is clearly the moment for big changes to happen to restore our faith in our elections.