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Poll Shows Astounding Percentage of Republicans Cling to Fallacy About 2016 Election

According to a new poll, nearly half of Republicans believe that millions of voters cast ballots illegally during the presidential election of 2016, like President Trump has insisted.

In a poll by HuffPost/YouGov, 48 percent of Republicans revealed they believe up to 5 million votes were illegally cast, while 17 percent do not and 35 percent are undecided.

Most Democrats, 51 percent, don’t think millions illegally voted. About a quarter believe it, and 26 percent are unsure.

Over a quarter of all subjects, 28 percent, believe millions of voters were cast illegally, about a third think the opposite and roughly a third are unsure.

Although he has no evidence to support his claims, President Trump has refused to revoke his assertion that millions voted illegally during 2016’s election.

Last month, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Press Secretary of the White House, defended Trump’s cries of widespread voter fraud during the election and explained the administration’s lack of evidence as states’ refusal to participate in a federal review.

“The president still strongly feels there was a large amount of voter fraud and attempted to do a thorough review of it. A lot of the states didn’t want to cooperate and participate,” she said.

The poll, conducted from May 17-May 20, includes results from 1,000 adults. The margin of error is 3.7 percent.

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