Poll: Three in five voters believe fraud affected the results of the midterms

by Alex Caldwell

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A majority of likely voters believe that fraud affected the results of the midterm elections in 2022, according to recent polling.

A Rasmussen Reports poll from earlier this month found that 60 percent of likely voters believe cheating impacted the results of some of the races, with 37 percent of whom believe it was very likely.

Meanwhile, only 35 percent believe that fraud did not impact the results, of which 20 percent said it was not likely at all.

Several Republicans, including President Trump, alleged that cheating occurred in some of the midterm races after the GOP experienced a lackluster performance in what was predicted be an otherwise massive red wave year.

Despite having an unpopular Democrat in the White House, and historical trends in their favor, Republicans net gained only nine seats in the U.S. House, and lost a key U.S. Senate seat to the Democrats in the state of Pennsylvania.

On the gubernatorial front, the GOP gained just one seat with Republican Joe Lombardo in Nevada, who narrowly defeated an unpopular incumbent Democrat Gov. Steve Sisolak.

Arizona Republican Kari Lake virtually delivers remarks to supporters during CPAC in Dallas, Texas in August 2022.

However, one race has gained national attention over accusations of cheating in its gubernatorial race.

In Arizona, Democrat Katie Hobbs, the state’s then-incumbent secretary of state, was in charge of running the governor’s race and swiftly certified herself the winner of the country’s closest gubernatorial election of the midterms.

However, challenging Republican Kari Lake has accused Hobbs, who refused to hold a debate and was far behind in pre-election polls, of voter suppression in an effort to crown herself as governor.

According to Lake, issues occurred in “60 percent of the voting centers on Election Day” in “almost all Republican areas.”

After a series of legal challenges, the Arizona Supreme Court ordered a trial court to revisit the signature verification issued in Lake’s lawsuit.

Lake has also asked the court to reconsider the issue surrounding 35,563 “unaccounted” ballots that were processed by a third party election company.

The Rasmussen Reports poll sampled 915 U.S. Likely Voters from April 17-19, and was conducted by Pulse Opinion Research.

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