This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
That there have been undue influences on America’s elections in recent years is apparent.
When Mark Zuckerberg turned over $400 million plus to a couple of leftist foundations to give to local election officials in 2020, it’s more than likely it influenced the outcome.
After all, those local officials often used the money to recruit voters – from Democrat districts.
Then there was the FBI’s decision to interfere in the election. It warned social media to suppress what it called “Russian disinformation.”
Only it wasn’t disinformation, it was accurate reporting about the suspicions of international business operations of the Biden family, including million-dollar payments from inside enemies like China and Russia.
Now comes the not-unexpected result: A majority of Americans no longer trust elections to be fair.
According to new polling, 56.8% of American voters don’t fully trust the elections to be “fair and accurate.”
Seventeen percent say they “somewhat trust,” 17.9% say they somewhat distrust and 21.9% say they strongly distrust.
A minority of 43.2% say that strongly trust.
The poll is from the Convention of States Action, in partnership with The Trafalgar Group.
It surveyed more than 1,000 likely general election voters from Nov. 16-20.
“Free and fair elections have been the bedrock of stability in our nation, and an example around the world. We are now at a very precipitous place in our history. The majority of Americans are now skeptical about the outcomes of elections, which creates a fundamental problem that—if left unchecked—could undermine our entire democracy,” said Mark Meckler, president of the Convention of States.
“The answer does not lie in Washington, D.C., this problem can and must be fixed close to home. State legislatures need to make strengthening election integrity a priority number one, and governors need to focus on vigorous enforcement. Until we get the problem under control, this needs to be treated as the state-by-state emergency that it is.”
Independent voters aligned with Republicans on the issue. Some 57.5% of them said they don’t fully trust the election system. Among GOP members, it was 89.7%.
Even one out of four Democrats, 24.9%, agreed.
Further, the scheme that has developed in recent elections to have weeks of voting, and to continue to count “found” ballots for weeks after election day, is problematic, the survey showed.
A total of 54.8% of American voters say they are less likely to trust election results that take days or weeks to tabulate.
Once again, independents aligned with the GOP on the question. A total of 51.6% of independents agreed with the 80.4% of Republicans that they were less likely to trust those results that are announced days or weeks late.
Even nearly one-third, 31.9%, of Democrats agreed.