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Republican denial of Trump’s 2020 loss is affixed firmly in concrete

David Gergen: Polls show that House hearings on 2020 riot have not moved public opinion on Trump's culpability or nature of attack. He says poll shows majority of Republicans say they like politicians who say Trump is the 2020 winner. Gergen says GOP continues to insist, 21 months after the fact, that Donald Trump lost the 2020 election due to widespread voter fraud. The facts have established over and over that this is not true, he says, but those facts are treated as opinions, then dismissed, then they are dismissed, Gergen writes. The issue is that the evidence is not good evidence and that it doesn’t need to be, he writes, but the operating assumption is that something inexplicable happened, and whatever evidence is presented in the moment to bolster that