According to a recent survey, half of the voting population is concerned about cheating in the midterm elections

by Elad Hakim

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According to a recent survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports and The National Pulse, 50 percent of voters believe it is at least somewhat likely that widespread cheating will affect the outcome of this fall’s congressional elections. 24 percent think it is very likely.

As reported by the Washington Examiner, the survey also shows that “Just over 70% of Republicans fear cheating, but so do 36% of Democrats. Overall, 41% said cheating is unlikely to affect the elections.”

Likely voters also had concerns about mail-in voting, a major issue of contention during and after the 2020 elections. According to the survey, 58 percent of likely voters “think it’s at least somewhat likely that wider use of mail-in voting will lead to more cheating in elections, including 39% who say it’s Very Likely.”

According to the Washington Examiner, the survey indicates that 41 percent of Democrats, 78 percent of Republicans, and 59 percent of independents agree.

Interestingly, the survey also revealed that 59 percent of likely voters believe that preventing cheating in elections is more important than making it easier for people to vote.

While somewhat limited in size and scope, the survey shows that American voters are concerned about election integrity and free and fair elections. The outlet added that the research indicates that most likely voters believe it is at least somewhat likely that cheating affected the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

Since the 2020 election, many have insisted that the outcome was marred by cheating and fraud. Since then, many states, including but not limited to Florida, Arizona, and Georgia, have enacted tougher election laws to make future elections more secure and protect election integrity.

For example, Missouri Republican Gov. Mike Parson recently signed House Bill 1878, which will become law on Aug. 28 and require persons seeking to vote to show photo identification.

As expected, some of these laws are currently facing one or more legal challenges. 

Mr. Hakim is an attorney and columnist. His articles have been published in The Washington Examiner, The Daily Caller, The Federalist, American Thinker, and other online publications. He is also a regular guest on OANN’s Tipping Point, and has appeared on Newsmax, The Dave Weinbaum Show, and Real America’s Voice. 

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