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“It turns out that trying to overturn an election is not wildly popular with the American people.”
— GOP pollster Whit Ayres, quoted by the Associated Press.
1 in 3
A new AP-NORC poll finds about 1 in 3 U.S. adults believes an effort is underway to replace native-born Americans with immigrants for electoral gains.
“About 3 in 10 also worry that more immigration is causing native-born Americans to lose their economic, political and cultural influence… Republicans are more likely than Democrats to fear a loss of influence because of immigration, 36% to 27%.
A new NPR poll found that 51% of respondents thought President Trump had encouraged malicious activities related to U.S. elections. A slightly higher number, 56%, said that Trump had done nothing to prevent future interference in U.S. elections from occurring.
A new CNN poll finds 72% of Americans are concerned about foreign government interference in U.S. elections generally, including 90% of Democrats, 68% of independents and 53% of Republicans. Meanwhile, 60% say they are not confident President Trump is doing enough to prevent foreign countries from influencing future American elections.
“Russia’s cyberattack on the U.S. electoral system before Donald Trump’s election was far more widespread than has been publicly revealed, including incursions into voter databases and software systems in almost twice as many states as previously reported,” Bloomberg reports. “Details of the wave of attacks, in the summer and fall of 2016, were provided by three people with direct knowledge of the U.S. investigation into the matter. In all, the Russian hackers hit systems in a total of 39 states, one of them said.”