Only 46 percent of voters think Trump should concede ‘right away,’ poll shows

Only 46 percent of voters think Trump should concede ‘right away,’ poll shows



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According to new polling, a plurality of Americans believe President Donald Trump should concede that he lost the recent 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden. 

But the people polled are split on how fast the concession should happen. 

According to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll released Tuesday, 46 percent of American voters believe President Donald Trump should concede “right away.” (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

A new Politico/Morning Consult poll released yesterday says 46 percent of voters believe Trump should concede “right away.” Another 32 percent believe he should concede if he is “unable to back up his claims of widespread fraud.” 

Just 12 percent of those polled believe that Trump should not concede “no matter what.” 

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The polling comes two weeks after the Nov. 3 election, which remains contested by the president and other state and local Republican leaders. In the poll, only 16 percent of Republicans believe Trump should concede “right away,” compared to 72 percent of Democrats. 

The Politico/Morning Consult poll surveyed 1,994 registered voters from Nov. 13 to 16 and has a margin of error of 2 percent.

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President-elect Biden has been projected the winner of the 2020 election, garnering 306 Electoral College votes to Trump’s 232. Biden has a lead of over 5 million in the popular vote. 

These facts have not stopped President Trump from regularly tweeting disputed claims about election rigging, tweets that have been consistently flagged by Twitter. 

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The Trump administration continues to refuse to start the process that will free up funds for the Biden administration transition. The process, called ascertainment, is usually executed by the General Services Administration within days of the election being called. Emily W. Murphy, its current head, won’t sign the necessary paperwork that sets it off.

Additionally, Trump fired Christopher Krebs, who was the director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, after he issued a statement that refuted the president’s election fraud claims. 

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Krebs wrote the “November 3rd election was the most secure in American history.”

“There is no evidence,” his statement read, “that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.”

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Published at Wed, 18 Nov 2020 15:49:22 +0000