More than one quarter of Americans believe their votes won't count in November
27% of voters are saying they don’t believe their votes will be accurately counted
The Facts Inside Our Reporter’s Notebook
In just four months, U.S. voters will go the polls or cast mail-in ballots in what is considered America's most consequential election – picking the country's president for the next four years.
But according to a Scott Rasmussen Ballotpedia poll, just 27% of voters say they don’t believe their votes will be accurately counted. The percentage number includes people who think the correct winner won’t be declared at all.
When asked to who might cheat the vote and steal the election, 50% of voters think it would be Republicans, and 30% believe it would be Democrats, amid a partisan split about potential for voter fraud with more mail-in ballots, as a result of the coronavirus.
However, both Democrats and Republicans are evenly split on not feeling confident in the election in general.
If the number of people who don't think their vote will be counted continues to grow, it could impact turnout.
It's likely that President Trump and presumptive Democratic candidate Joe Biden will try to woo these voters, but whoever can positively affect turnout could have a significant advantage in November.
Rasmussen explains these sentiments further in his new Number of the Day podcast.
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