POLL: On Anniversary of the Jan. 6 Insurrection, Voters Disapprove of Efforts to Overturn Election
By Isa Alomran, Ethan Winter, David Guirgis, and Lew Blank
Exactly one year ago, hundreds of rioters, some armed, overtook the Capitol in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. The insurrection was the culmination of months of attacks on American democratic institutions at the hands of then-President Donald Trump, whose “Big Lie” falsely claimed that the election he lost was stolen from him. That lie undermined public trust in our electoral system, weakening our democracy in the process. But while uneven media coverage continues to afflict the search for accountability in Congress, the elected officials who backed Trump’s claims may yet find themselves answering to voters.