Will The Midterms Be Contested?

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Voter booths are currently expecting that there will be a record turnout for the midterm elections. This in part is because both the Democrats and Republicans are quite enthusiastic as it will be a close fight for who will win control of the Congress.

Less than half of Americans think that political candidates should accept the results of the election according to a new Yahoo News-YouGov survey.

Forty-six percent said that they think the results of the elections should be accepted by political candidates, while nineteen said that candidates don’t have to commit to accepting the midterm election results.

This survey comes after the attacks which followed the results of the 2020 presidential election. On Jan. 6, 2021, a mob of Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol to stop the certification of the election results. Some were chanting that then-Vice President Mike Pence needed to be hanged.

The new poll shows that there have now been more and more doubts about the validity of election results and that it has become more accepted for people to not accept the results of the elections.

Sixty-four percent of Democratic respondents said that the results of the midterm races needed to be accepted, while only 36 percent of Republicans help that same view.

Of those who identified as independent 45 percent said that the election results needed to be accepted by political candidates.