Party identification may shape interpretations of election integrity and vote counting. We use a nationally representative survey experiment to not only test this expectation but, more importantly, to assess the broader political conditions that accentuate or attenuate partisanship’s influence. Consistent with hypotheses, partisans’ views of election results are significantly moderated by whether their party won or lost. However, we also find that messages from a nonpartisan advisory commission play an important role in shaping beliefs. In addition, we ask if Independents have a perceptual screen—not unlike a partisan bias—of their own. The findings have implications for political communication, electoral legitimacy, and citizen competence.