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42 Percent Of Democrats Feel The Election Was Rigged

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Phillip Stucky Political Reporter
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A large amount of Democratic voters nationwide believe Republican nominee Donald Trump’s election as 45th president was illegitimate, according to an ABC News poll published Sunday.

Seventy-four percent of voters nationwide support the outcome of Tuesday’s election as fair, which is aided significantly by the 99 percent of Trump supporters who agreed with the results of the election. A large majority of 62 percent of Independent voters believe that the election was fair. While 42 percent of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s supporters believe the election was rigged.

The last iteration of the ABC News tracking poll published Monday before the election revealed that roughly 79 percent of likely voters planned to accept the outcome of the election, no matter who won.

The people willing to accept the election are much different than they were last Monday. Eighty-seven percent of Clinton supporters reported they would support the outcome of the election Monday, much higher than the 58 percent of Democrats who support the outcome now.

Republicans started the election much more skeptical of the results. Only 68 percent of likely Republican voters reported they would support the outcome of the election, compared to the 99 percent who support the results now.

Eighteen percent reported they felt it was impossible that Trump legitimately won the election, which includes 38 percent of Independent voters.

Stunned Democrats continue to protest, in what can only be described as “riots” by the Portland Police Department. Cities nationwide like New York City, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and a growing list of others continue to see Democrats upset with the election results.

Former attorney general under President Barack Obama Eric Holder announced he wanted to abolish the electoral college, the legal framework lined out in the U.S. Constitution to decide who wins the presidency.

The ABC News poll survey included 865 voters, and ran from Nov. 9 through Nov. 11. The poll included a margin of error of 4 percentage points in either direction.

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