Half of Trump backers don’t trust vote count

NEW YORK (AP) – Donald Trump is making the unprecedented assertion that the general election “is going to be rigged” – and many Americans drawn to his campaign already doubt the accuracy of the vote count.

A new poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that half the people who have a favorable opinion of Trump say they have little to no confidence in the integrity of the vote count.

The poll also finds that only about a third of Republicans say they have a great deal or quite a bit of confidence that votes in this year’s election will be counted fairly.

Such fears of voter fraud are unfounded. There is no evidence it is a widespread a problem in the United States.

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