Americans have doubts about election results

Matthew Boyle Investigative Reporter
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Seven in 10 American voters feel at least somewhat confident that all votes will be counted accurately and that the right person will be declared the winner of an election, according to a poll released Monday.

The Rasmussen poll showed that about as many people (24 percent) are “very confident” that the correct person ends up the winner as an election as the number of Americans who are at least somewhat skeptical that this happens (25 percent).

The survey also revealed that those who were polled believe it is much more likely that ineligible voters are allowed to cast ballots then it is to have eligible voters turned back at the polls. Generally, 45 percent of respondents said they believe elections are fair to voters. About one-third of Americans said they do not think elections are fair to voters.

The poll of 1,000 likely voters was conducted from Oct. 14 to Oct. 15.