Nearly two months after the Nov. 3 election, President Donald Trump’s lawyers are still making attempts to prove allegations that fraud occurred at a level that they believe cost Trump a second term in the White House. And according to the Washington Examiner, most Republicans support their efforts.
The results of a recent poll showed that just 20% of Republican voters — or less than 1 in 4 — believe that former Vice President Joe Biden is the fair winner of the 2020 election.
The results of the survey come as Trump has remained steadfast in his outright refusal to concede the 2020 race, even after the Electoral College voted 306–232 in favor of Biden earlier this month.
Crunching the numbers
According to the Examiner, the USA Today and Suffolk University poll surveyed 1,000 registered voters. Among those who identified as Republican, only 20% felt Biden was legitimately elected president; meanwhile, 78% said they don’t believe the Democrat won fairly.
A staggering 96% of Democrat respondents said they believe Biden won fair and square, according to The Hill.
The poll also highlighted just how ready Republicans are for Trump to take another run at the White House in 2024, with 85% of Republicans backing such a move.
Other polls have validated that excitement, with Trump taking an overwhelming lead against any potential Republican primary opponents, including over his own son, Donald Trump, Jr., Politico notes.
When registered voters of both parties were asked, 50% of respondents indicated that President Trump would be remembered as a “failed” president. Only a handful said that he would be remembered as a “great” or “good” president, at 16% and 13%, respectively.
Why so low?
Of course, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that so many Republican voters do not feel that Biden was fairly elected, as Trump and a number of his top allies in the White House and in both chambers of Congress continue to claim that the election was “rigged.”
As The Washington Times notes, Trump’s lawyers have mounted dozens of legal challenges to the election results in a number of key battleground states. Some of those lawsuits take issue with voting machines that were used, with claims that the machines were purposely rigged to favor Biden and other Democrats.
Other issues raised by Trump’s attorneys include various ballot-related problems, especially with regard to signature matching and the alleged counting of ballots of deceased voters and otherwise ineligible voters.
In a thread of tweets over the weekend, Trump took aim at GOP senators, demanding they do more to “step up and fight for the presidency.” Their chance to do that will come on Nov. 6, when Congress convenes to formally count the Electoral College votes.