Tuesday, January 2, 2024
Year : 1, Issue : 18
More than a third of US adults say Biden’s 2020 victory was not legitimate.
More than a third of US adults believe Joe Biden was not legitimately elected president in 2020, according to a new poll. According to the Washington Post and the University of Maryland, 62% of American adults say they believe Biden’s win was legitimate – down from 69% in the same poll in December 2021.
Thirty-six per cent say they do not accept Biden’s win. This week brings the third anniversary of the deadly January 6 attack on Congress, which Donald Trump incited in his attempt to overturn his conclusive defeat by Biden the year before.
Nine deaths have been linked to the attack, including law enforcement suicides. More than a thousand people have been charged and hundreds convicted in relation to the riot, some with seditious conspiracy. Trump was impeached for inciting an insurrection but acquitted when enough Senate Republicans stayed loyal.
Colorado and Maine have moved to bar Trump from the ballot under section three of the 14th amendment to the US constitution, a post-civil war measure meant to prevent insurrectionists running for state or national office. Trump is expected to appeal.
Source: The Guardian