Gallup poll: Most Republicans think Trump won in 2020; Cox, Henderson want to build more trust in elections

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox speaks alongside Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson (second from left) and ranchers at a press conference, Layton, Utah, July 16, 2021 | Photo courtesy of the state of Utah, St. George News

SALT LAKE CITY — It’s been more than three years since the 2020 presidential election, but a majority of Republican voters still believe that former President Donald Trump was the legitimate winner.

That’s according to a poll conducted last month by Gallup and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University, which also found that just over a quarter of Republicans think President Joe Biden was the rightful winner.

There is no evidence of voter fraud in the 2020 election that would have changed the results.

With the 2024 election now less than a year away, Utah’s Republican governor and second-in-command are looking to increase trust in elections among their conservative constituents. Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson, the state’s top election official, spoke Wednesday at a panel discussion titled “Conservative Agenda for Democracy,” which was hosted by the R Street Institute on the campus of Johns Hopkins University in Washington.

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