According to Pew Research Center, Republicans who relied heavily on Donald Trump and his campaign for news were significantly more concerned than other Republicans about the possibility of election fraud heading into the 2020 election, and they were more convinced that it had actually occurred in the weeks that followed.

In November, only 13% of Republicans who relied on Donald Trump as a major news source were very or somewhat confident that absentee or mail-in votes were counted properly, compared with 31% of Republicans who did not rely on Trump for information. Also, 37% of those who did not use Trump and his campaign as a major source of news were not at all confident in November that absentee or mail-in votes were counted properly, but that number swelled to 60% among Republicans who did rely on Trump.