“only 3% of Trump voters surveyed said they accept Biden’s victory as legitimate”
If Joe Biden is sworn in as president in January, he is going to have a serious problem on his hands. No one on the right has forgotten the relentless attacks of the last four years. Calls for unity are going to fall on deaf ears.
Millions of Americans don’t even view Joe Biden as the legitimate winner of the election.
Jacob Pramuk writes at CNBC:
Almost no Trump voters consider Biden the legitimate 2020 election winner
Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election. Nearly every supporter of President Donald Trump thinks otherwise, according to a new CNBC/Change Research poll.
As the president makes unsubstantiated claims about electoral malfeasance and sows doubts about vote tallies, only 3% of Trump voters surveyed said they accept Biden’s victory as legitimate, the survey released Monday found. A staggering 73% of respondents consider Trump the legitimate winner. Another 24% said they are not sure.
A mere 3% of Trump voters believe he should concede to Biden and start the peaceful transfer of power. Another 31% want the president to fight in court until states certify results. Two-thirds, or 66%, think Trump should never concede.
This part is especially funny:
But the poll underscores the potentially bigger harm Trump’s lies about the vote tallies have done to public faith in the electoral process. The president appears to have convinced many of his supporters he lost unfairly, even as state officials and judges have repeatedly shot down claims of fraud and wrongdoing.
Trump supporters don’t lack faith in the electoral process because Trump told them to. This is happening because people have common sense and know something is not right when multiple states cease counting votes in the middle of the night.
Trump supporters have been physically attacked and called bigots, and worse by Democrats and their media allies for four years, but now are expected to act like nothing happened.
Trump supporters were treated like their 2016 victory was illegitimate but now get scolded by the very people who mistreated them for even daring to question the 2020 outcome.
Joe Biden pushed the ‘fine people on both sides’ hoax repeatedly throughout the election, with no push back from anyone in the media. In other words, Biden implied that Trump was a Nazi and so are his supporters, by extension.
Now he wants unity. Can’t we all just be friends?
The election is over.
It’s time to put aside the partisanship and the rhetoric designed to demonize one another.
We have to come together.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 24, 2020
Some of his supporters are pushing the same line. Here’s the perpetually annoying actress-turned-activist Alyssa Milano:
I’d like to extend an olive branch to Trump supporters.
I am ready to move #ForwardTogether.
There’s so much work to do to heal the nation. Let’s be a part of the solution and not add to the problems we face.
My comments are open. Please reply with #ForwardTogether. ❤️
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 24, 2020
Brandon Straka of the #WalkAway movement has a few suggestions for Biden:
Even if Biden did all of that, I’m not sure it would work.DONATE
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