MANCHESTER, N.H. – After years of political leaders making unfounded claims about election fraud, many voters in the U.S. still doubt the security of elections. 

A CNN entrance poll to this year’s Iowa caucuses found that 66% of Republican participants did not think President Joe Biden legitimately won the 2020 election, indicating how many Republicans do not trust the United States election system. 

Elections security expert Trevor Timmons, who works at the nonpartisan organization, The Elections Group, said this impacts public trust in election outcomes. He said the best way for people to understand elections is by participating, for example by signing up to observe equipment tests or to be a poll worker.

Reporter Lindsey Byman traveled to New Hampshire voting precincts ahead of the 2024 presidential primaries to talk to voters and poll workers about how they view elections in the U.S.

Listen to a podcast breaking down Lindsey’s conversations here:

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