Cognitive Dissidents

Cognitive Dissidents: 014: Election 2020 Trump, Biden, and Confirmation Bias

Today we examine Confirmation Bias through the lens of the 2020 Election.  Wide Scale fraud has been claimed and we look into whether data and facts support such a claim or if wide scale Confirmation Bias is the problem.

RESOURCES:
https://time.com/5908505/trump-lawsuits-biden-wins/

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/10/us/politics/voting-fraud.html

https://www.snopes.com/collections/post-election-collection-snopes/

https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/federal-judge-blocks-another-attempt-to-stop-use-of-signature-verification-machine-in-clark-county-slow-count-of-mail-ballots?

https://lawandcrime.com/2020-election/michigan-judge-rejects-gop-attempt-to-halt-ballot-counting-in-detroit-citing-no-evidence-of-wrongdoing/?

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/ag/20201106_Opin_and_Ord_707156_7.pdf?

https://www.factcheck.org/issue/voter-fraud/

https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/12/politics/trump-campaign-georgia-dead-voters-fact-check/index.html

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/11/05/fact-check-false-claims-voting-election-day-fraud-ballots/6171993002/

NOTE:
Mormon Discussion Inc.  Does not advocate for any candidate or party.  We are simply looking at the election as a case study for Confirmation Bias.

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3 thoughts on “Cognitive Dissidents: 014: Election 2020 Trump, Biden, and Confirmation Bias

  1. Maybe I’m wrong but I don’t think so . I believe the correct term is ‘Cognitive DISSONANCE’….not dissidents…I’m confused

    • The name of the podcast is a play on words. Cognitive dissonance or the discomfort of the brain when stuck between two contradictory beliefs and Dissidents or folks who push back against a structure or paradigm. The podcast is meant to be about pushing back against one’s beliefs and looking at why we believe the way we do. The name is intentional

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