If you think American voters have forgotten about the chaos that erupted during and after the 2020 election, think again.
According to the Washington Examiner, a majority of respondents in a recent Rasmussen Reports survey indicated that they feel “cheating” occurred during the election, a claim that former President Donald Trump and many of his surrogates and supporters strongly believe to this day.
A whopping 56% of the survey’s respondents said, “It’s likely that cheating affected the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, including 41% who say it’s ‘very likely.'”
Interestingly, the number of people who believe the election was rigged or that Biden cheated has actually increased since the last time Rasmussen Reports asked the same question. Earlier this year, in April, when the election results were still somewhat fresh, only 51% of surveyed voters felt that way.
As anyone will remember, the 2020 election marked a significant paradigm shift with regard to how votes were cast, as states and municipalities across the country adopted new rules due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mail-in ballots became the focus of attention, with more ballots of that type being cast than ever before. Because of the rules, which many didn’t understand given that a number of cities enacted them at what seemed like the last minute, more Americans felt that perhaps their local election board was incapable of accurately counting the ballots or worse, failing to root out the invalid and potentially fraudulent ballots.
In the latest Rasmussen survey, respondents were asked how they feel about the new era of COVID-19 voting and the use of mail-in and absentee ballots. Those who answered clearly feel uneasy, telling Rasmussen they feel it will “lead to more cheating in elections.”
As a matter of fact, a staggering 65% of respondents indicated that they believe an increase in mail-in ballots will ultimately lead to cheating and fraud in future elections. Only 28% of respondents didn’t feel like it was a problem.
Hopefully, by the time the 2022 midterm election come around, election officials will have this all figured out, because given the significance of whatever the outcome of the election is, the American public likely will not accept the same chaos and insanity that happened last time around.