A new poll taken of Republicans shows that 70 percent believe the 2020 election was neither free, nor fair.
The poll of 1,987 registered voters, conducted by Morning Consult and Politico, started prior to Election Day, however, most of the interviews were done afterward.
A majority of Democrats and Republicans seem to have believed the election was going be as free and honest contest prior to the votes being counted, however the result have changed their impressions radically. Now, after what America has witnessed, most Republicans believe they were robbed of their votes by a massive voter fraud scheme where the key battleground states claimed they were going to stop counting on Election Day night and resume the next day. That was never done before, so it made people suspicious. People stayed up all night and watched tallies. Incredibly, the states that said they were going to stop counting, showed throughout the night Joe Biden making massive gains on Donald Trump. How could that happen if they stopped counting? Because they didn’t stop counting, and hard evidence has come out showing it. Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney went into Philadelphia and discovered that at 6 am November 4, 27,000 ballots were dropped off through the back door of a vote counting center with no chain of custody signatures, etc. and that 100 percent of the 27,000 ballots went to Joe Biden. Irregularities like that were reported throughout the battleground states.
Multiple new organizations announced Biden as the election winner on Saturday after four days of counting in several swing states. Following the news, 70 percent of Republicans now say they don’t believe the 2020 election was free and fair, a stark rise from the 35 percent of GOP voters who held similar beliefs before the election. Meanwhile, trust in the election system grew for Democrats, many who took to the streets to celebrate Biden’s victory on Saturday. Ninety percent of Democrats now say the election was free and fair, up from 52 percent before Nov. 3 who thought it would be.
Among Republicans who believed that the election wasn’t free and fair, 78 percent believed that mail-in voting led to widespread voter fraud and 72 percent believed that ballots were tampered with — both claims that have made a constant appearance on the president’s Twitter thread. Like President Donald Trump, a majority of the people that thought the election was unfair, 84 percent, said it benefited Biden.
The lack of trust in the election system has led to Republicans being more skeptical about the election results. Although only 18 percent of Republicans had said the results would be unreliable prior to Election Day, now 64 percent feel the same way following Biden’s victory. By contrast, 86 percent of Democrats say they trust the results.
An internationally recognized organization, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, has a set of standards for confirming whether or not an election is, in fact, “free and fair.”
The standards include the following:
(3) Everyone individually and together with others has the right:
- To express political opinions without interference;
- To seek, receive and impart information and to make an informed choice;
- To move freely within the country in order to campaign for election;
- To campaign on an equal basis with other political parties, including the party forming the existing government.
(4) Every candidate for election and every political party shall have an equal opportunity of access to the media, particularly the mass communications media, in order to put forward their political views.
(5) The right of candidates to security with respect to their lives and property shall be recognized and protected.
Many of the circumstances above have been violated throughout the 2020 election, thanks to social media censorship, coronavirus restrictions, and political violence egged on by elected Democrats who did more than nothing, most continued to call rioters “peaceful protesters” even though your lying eyes said otherwise.
The requirements additionally stipulate that “steps are taken to guarantee non-partisan coverage in State and public-service media,” a fundamental precept violated by irrefutable media bias, including by publicly-funded outlets like NPR, and irrefutable social media censorship.
On top of that, the standards maintain that governments ought to “take all necessary and appropriate measures to ensure that the principle of the secret ballot is respected, and that voters are able to cast their ballots freely, without fear or intimidation.”
The “secret ballot” has survived in the United States since the 1800s, until this year. There is no question now that the concept of the secret ballot was eradicated by mail in voting, because the voter is identified on the outer envelope.
Lastly, the standards require “the transparency of the entire electoral process including, for example, by the presence of party agents and duly accredited observers.” Republican observers say they have been excluded in several states.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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