It did not surprise me to discover that a majority of Republicans still consider Election 2020 “believe the election was rigged or the result of illegal voting” (Ipsos ). This is just one more reminder of how powerful the Big Lie has become.
It was this nugget of information from the pollster that really threw me: 53% of Republicans believe Donald Trump is still the president.
Keep in mind, the only thing keeping people this wacky from running Virginia elections is a Democrat in the Governor’s Mansion. The Governor chooses the Secretary of State. The Governor’s party has a majority on the State Board of Elections. The Governor’s party has a majority on every single local election board.
So even if Glenn Youngkin wasn’t going all in on the “election integrity” schtick, his election would leave every future election for the next four years in the hands of a political party that flatly refuses to live in the real world.