Sunday, November 22, 2020

Trump's Claim Of Fraud Could Hurt GOP's Electoral Chances

 Donald Trump continues to rant that the election was rigged and rife with fraud -- and most elected Republican officials are remaining silent. They are afraid that Trump supporters will punish them in a future election if they tell the truth -- that the election was not rigged, voting machines did not malfunction, and there was no widespread fraud.

I think their silence is a huge mistake, and it's one that could hurt them in future elections. Note in the chart above that nearly 3 out of 4 Republicans (73%) believe what Trump is telling them. They do not think the election was fair.

If you thought elections were not held and counted fairly in this country, wouldn't that affect your choice of whether to vote or not? What's the point of voting if you think an election is rigged and has widespread fraud?

And it wouldn't take many Republicans staying at home on Election Day to make a big difference, especially in swing states. If only 5% or 10% decided their vote didn't matter since the election is rigged, that could help elect more Democrats in those swing states (and maybe even in some red states).

The chart above reflects the results of a recent Economist / YouGov Poll -- done between November 15th and 17th of a national sample of 1,500 registered voters, and has a 3.2 point margin of error.

1 comment:

  1. If all elections were conducted strictly by mail in ballots the elections would be impossible to rig.
    All the current tricks used to control outcomes would be compromised.
    This election was pretty well predicted by numerous observers. Biden would win because Trump is mismanaging the oval office and destabilising the country.
    But the republicans must retain sufficient numbers to curtail any "socialistic" legislation the masses may demand.
    And so, in the end the plutocracy has won another class war battle.
    Only street actions will now have any effect.


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