In Belief in conspiracies largely depends on political identity, it's reported that many democrats reported positively to a question about whether Russia tampered with the vote tallies for the 2016 presidential election:

Half of Clinton’s voters think Russia even hacked the Election Day votes (only 9% of Trump voters give that any credibility at all).

As far as I know, Democrats aren't actually alleging that the vote tallies are hacked. Instead, they allege that Russia encouraged people to vote Trump, including by hacking Democrat emails. Are Democrats actually promoting the claim that vote tallies were hacked?

  • IDK what you are looking for in an answer, but the question that the poll apparently asked has some problems with it. For example, it asks for a true or false answer to a question that hasn't really been studied. What if one thought it was possible, but didn't know? What would they answer? One might also consider Russia's actions an indirect way of tampering with vote tallies, by engineering people's thoughts (a significantly more-effective way to go about it in reality).
    – Batman
    Dec 30 '16 at 23:32
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    It sounds to me like he's asking if any moderately high-ranking Democratic party official has publicly alleged that Russia has tampered with the vote tallies. It seems to be an answerable question. Dec 31 '16 at 0:02
  • Belief in conspiracies mostly correlates with specific psychological and cognitive profiles. There was a nice "You're not so smart" podcast episode about that research recently.
    – user4012
    Dec 31 '16 at 1:36
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    I don't know of any promotion of that idea. Regardless, that article is terrible. I don't think it actually comes to the same conclusion as its title. The title should be "belief in specific conspiracy theories can depend on political identity which is kind of like saying "NFL team affiliation is highly dependent on where people live". (ie, no duh.)
    – user1530
    Dec 31 '16 at 4:05
  • Are Democrats actually promoting the claim that vote tallies were hacked? Are there people who affiliate themselves with the democrat party claiming this? Yes. I do not know of any leaders that actually believe this but that is what they seem to be trying to infer to their unwashed masses. Dec 31 '16 at 7:26

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