WBA Debate Topic: Voter Confidence
Recounts, investigations, and audits on the 2020 election found no evidence of significant widespread voter fraud. Despite that evidence, there are voters in Wisconsin tonight who still believe the 2020 election was rigged and there are voters who fear the reaction to that by state officials will result in restrictions that will take away or discount their vote. What is your plan to rebuild voter confidence in the state’s election process?
- Several reviews and audits of the 2020 election have found no evidence of widespread voter fraud that would have changed the outcome of the election.
- Only 27 cases of voter fraud were found in the 2020 election, about 0.0008% of the 3.3 million ballots cast.
- In a September Siena/Spectrum poll of likely voters in Wisconsin, 30% of people surveyed said they would not be able to trust the results of the 2022 election — but 55% of those polled who identify as Republicans said they would not be able to trust the results. A total of 59% of Republicans said they believe Donald Trump won Wisconsin in the 2020 election.
- In the most recent Marquette Law School poll, 52% of registered voters said they were “very concerned” about accurate vote counting, and 23% said they were “somewhat concerned.”