Saturday, November 19, 2016
Nearly Half Of Democrats Think The 2016 Election Was ‘Rigged’
At The Federalist by Sean Davis --
Nearly half of Democrats think the 2016 presidential election was “rigged,” according to a new poll released this week by YouGov. The poll found that a whopping 42 percent of Democrats believe the election was rigged. Only 58 percent of Democrats responded that Donald Trump was “legitimately” elected on Nov. 8.
The Democratic belief that the 2016 presidential election was rigged in President-elect Donald Trump’s favor is especially ironic given the myriad attacks on Trump for suggesting that voter fraud could potentially swing an election. Just weeks before the election the Washington Post‘s Philip Bump declared in the headline of one of his articles that Trump’s “voter fraud claims are ridiculous.” Vox claimed that Trump’s voter fraud claims were “baseless” and “based on a lie.”
The New York Times editorial board even spent an entire column lambasting Trump for questioning the legitimacy of U.S. elections: