According to new data from Rasmussen Reports, most voters in the United States expect cheating to affect the upcoming 2024 presidential election.
Their survey, conducted among U.S. likely voters, found that 56 percent of Americans believed cheating was “likely to affect the outcome of the next presidential election, including 31% who think it’s Very Likely.”
Earlier this summer, Rasmussen conducted a similar report. As reported by RSBN, 54 percent of voters at that time believed that it was likely that cheating would affect the election in 2024. Since June, there has been a two-point increase in voter concern on the topic.
Rasmussen’s most recent survey stated that most voters “see mail-in voting as part of the problem.”
President Donald Trump has also spoken out on the topic of election cheating, calling it the “biggest disgrace in American history” earlier this year.
“THEY DON’T GO AFTER THE PEOPLE WHO CHEATED IN THE ELECTION, THEY ONLY GO AFTER THE PEOPLE WHO REPORT ON, OR QUESTION, THE CHEATING,” he wrote in July.
Since the presidential election of 2020 and the 2022 midterm elections, the topic of election integrity has been at the forefront of many prospective voters’ minds.
Key swing states like Georgia, Arizona, and Michigan were rife with alleged complaints about voting processes in 2020, and Trump has been robustly vocal about those issues.
Some states have taken hardline action to combat potential election security problems. For example, Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, recently signed legislation this year, making it a felony for those convicted of election fraud. According to RSBN, those convicted could face up to 20 years in prison.
Last November, Trump spoke in Sioux City, Iowa, and criticized the 2020 presidential election, remarking, “Your favorite president – excuse me to all those young people – your favorite president got screwed! That’s what happened.”