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Half of Republicans don't believe their vote will be counted accurately, poll

Just 41% of Republicans believe they can trust the American electoral system, as confidence falls across the board

Published: November 2, 2021 7:26am

Updated: November 2, 2021 8:20am

A new poll finds 50% of Republicans do not believe their votes will be counted accurately the next time they head to the polls – a dramatic drop in confidence since the 2020 presidential election.

The NBC News poll also show just 41% of Republicans surveyed continue to believe that their vote will be counted fairly, compared to 84% last year. 

Democrats, however, remain consistent in their belief that their votes will be counted accurately, with 89% of those surveyed responding in the affirmative. 

Just 66% of all registered voters surveyed said they have confidence that their votes will be counted accurately during the November 2022 midterms – a figure that has plummeted close to 20 percentage points since October 2020.

Additionally, the polls also showed significant doubt about the legitimacy of President Joe Biden's Oval Office win, with nearly 60% of respondents saying they believe he was elected fairly, but 38% saying they believe differently. 

A recent NPR poll shows a similar trend among the political parties, with just 33% of Republicans saying they believe the 2024 presidential election will conducted fairly, compared to 90% for Democrats and 60% for independents.

Former President Trump has been working for nearly a year alongside other conservative political figures to determine the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election, which he has maintained was stolen from him.

Heading into the 2022 primary season, a GOP state legislators across the country have taken up measures to try to improve  voting integrity.  

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