Maybe deregulating communication so the U.S. could split into separate camps operating off their own ideas of the truth was a bad idea? A new poll from Reuters-Ipsos indicates over half of Republicans believe the 2020 presidential election was rigged against Donald Trump.
Overall, 73 percent of people polled believed that president-elect Joe Biden won the election outright, compared to 5 percent who felt the same about Trump. The true divide came when those polled were asked about the fairness and integrity of the election.
About half of all Republicans believe President Donald Trump 'rightfully won' the U.S. election but that it was stolen from him by widespread voter fraud that favored Democratic President-elect Joe Biden, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. https://t.co/Ya7kX95sDN pic.twitter.com/tiLEkQPUOO
— Reuters (@Reuters) November 18, 2020
52 percent of Republicans believe Trump rightfully won the election. Only 29 percent of Republicans polled agreed Biden had won a fair election. 68 percent of the Republicans who agreed the election was unfair claim that it was outright “rigged” by Trump’s opponents
Twitter doesn’t have enough characters to discuss the deep, epistemological crisis the United States is facing, one that’s several years beyond “alternative facts” and stoked by a president who is insisting directly to his followers that he won an election he clearly lost. Networks, websites, and entire spheres of influence are built up around projecting one reality for us and another for them. It’s too much to handle on the bird app, so most people took to making jokes or expressions of outrage.
Half of Republicans believe the election was fraudulent 😂 pic.twitter.com/wETlJEbEyE
— Nancy Pelosi Hurt Democrats Down Ballot 🥋 (@SocialistMMA) November 18, 2020
Half of Republicans are living this mantra pic.twitter.com/EJvyArQnq3
— BotsAreButts (@BotsButts) November 18, 2020
Hopefully this means that half of Republicans will no longer vote ever again in this “rigged system”! 😬 pic.twitter.com/5e6aZzIqcf
— Ms Ann (@MsAnn773) November 18, 2020
The idea that half of Republicans think trump won the election, despite getting fewer Electoral and popular votes than Biden, means that after trump is gone we're STILL stuck with a dangerous amount of stupid.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) November 18, 2020