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Only 3% Of Americans Believe Trump Won The Election Despite President’s Claims

by : Niamh Shackleton on : 11 Nov 2020 10:13
Almost 80% Of Americans Believe Biden Won The Election Despite Trump's ClaimsPA Images

Despite Donald Trump’s claims that he won this month’s election, 80% of Americans reportedly believe that Biden won it. 

While there are still a handful of States’ votes to be counted, Biden has been declared the winner and is currently standing at 279 votes electoral college votes – 270 are needed to win – compared to Trump’s 214.

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As it stands, it is reported that Biden received 76.3 million votes, while Trump had 71.6 million.

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In recent press conferences, the current president has said several times that he won the election. However, it appears a large majority of Americans don’t think this.

According to a recent poll by Reuters and Ipsos, almost 80% of people who took part believe Biden won the election, while only 3% think Trump won. 13% still think the election winner is yet to be decided and 5% aren’t sure who has won.

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As well as this, the results were found to be split between Republicans and Democrats; around six in 10 Republicans saw Biden as the winner, compared to almost every Democrat seeing Biden as the new president.

Following the news of his loss, Trump has stated he plans on challenging the decision. However, 72% from the Reuters poll believe he should ‘concede defeat’. 1,363 US adults took part in the poll.

In light of his defeat, Trump has made bold claims of voting irregularities – something which has since been proven to be false.

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The Electoral Observation Mission, a team of 28 international observers from the Organization of American States (OAS) witnessed the 2020 election and, according to voting observers, no evidence of fraudulent activity was found.

Linking to the lack of evidence supporting Trump’s claims, several TV networks chose to cut the president off mid-press conference last week after he continued to spread misinformation and false claims.

At the conference, the 74-year-old said that the Democrats were trying to ‘steal the election’.

Trump Tells Crowded Florida Rally He'll Give Them All 'Big Fat Kiss'PA Images
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Prior to being cut off, Trump could be heard saying, ‘If you count the legal votes, I easily win. If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us.’

The likes of MSNBC, ABC, CBS, CNBC and NBC all chose to come away from the president’s statement just 35 seconds in to it.

Trump isn’t the only one who has been subject to this; his press secretary and campaign spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany was also cut off during a press conference after she reiterated Trump’s claims of voting irregularities.

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Niamh Shackleton

Niamh Shackleton is a pint sized person and journalist at UNILAD. After studying Multimedia Journalism at the University of Salford, she did a year at Caters News Agency as a features writer in Birmingham before deciding that Manchester is (arguably) one of the best places in the world, and therefore moved back up north. She's also UNILAD's unofficial crazy animal lady.

Topics: Life, 2020 election, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, News, Poll, US News

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    Nearly 80% of Americans say Biden won White House, ignoring Trump's refusal to concede: Reuters/Ipsos poll