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An incredible amount of likely U.S. voters believe it is likely problems with the 2022 election in Maricopa County affected the outcome of the U.S. Senate race in the state.

According to a new Rasmussen Reports national phone and online survey, 71 percent of likely voters believe problems with the election in Maricopa affected the outcome of the Senate race. That includes 40 percent who said it is very likely.

Just 23 percent said they do not think problems affected the Senate election. Democrat Sen. Mark Kelly defeated Republican Blake Masters by a four-point margin.

Democrat Katie Hobbs won the governor’s race by less than 20,000 votes over Republican Kari Lake. Lake has called the election “botched” and said:

“This isn’t about Republicans or Democrats. This is about our sacred right to vote, a right that many voters were, sadly, deprived of on November 8.”

Seventy-two percent of likely voters agree with Lake’s statement. Just 18 percent disagree.

Fifty-two percent of Republicans believe it is “very likely” the Maricopa County disaster affected the Senate election. Twenty-three percent of Democrats and 45 percent of unaffiliated voters agree it is “very likely.”

A majority of Democrats think cheating affected the Arizona elections.


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