- Trump supporters swarmed around and yelled at a Telemundo reporter as she tried to report from the Maricopa County election center in Arizona.
- ABC15 Arizona correspondent Zach Crenshaw tweeted photos and footage of the crowd gathering as thousands of votes from the district were counted inside the building.
- A supporter present in the footage stood in front of the camera and shouted the unfounded allegations that “Biden raped his daughter.”
- Another supporter, who was detained by a security guard, claimed that they had been assaulted and shouted “Assault!”.
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Trump supporters gathered at the Maricopa County Election Center in Arizona shouted at a Telemundo journalist as she tried to report on the results of the vote count.
Hundreds of Trump supporters gathered for days at the counting facility̵7;s parking lot, with some demanding entry to oversee the vote count.
As of early Saturday morning, Biden continued to lead Trump in Arizona, with more than 95% of the vote counted, but the state was still too close to call.
Footage and images posted by ABC15 Arizona correspondent Zach Crenshaw to Twitter early Saturday morning show two Trump supporters surrounding reporter Maria Paula Ochoa and interrupting her broadcast. One person shouted unsubstantiated allegations of President-elect Joe Biden into the camera.
The man, wearing a MAGA hat and a sign in favor of Trump, shouted a baseless statement: “Biden raped his daughter!” repeatedly on camera.
—Zach Crenshaw (@ZachCrenshaw) November 7, 2020
A second man, who was kept away by a security guard, shouted “Assault!” many times.
Neither of the men wore masks. Caitlin O’Hara, a photographer at the scene, described the incident as harassment.
—Caitlin O’Hara (@caitlin_oh) November 7, 2020
Ochoa used the same language, writing on Twitter: “My colleague from our local branch @TelemundoAZ was harassed by the same guy who harassed us while reporting live .. this will not happen.”
Tensions have risen at the Arizona electoral center since Fox and the AP phoned the state of Biden on Tuesday, outstripping other facilities. Protesters gathered on Wednesday and shouted “Fox News is bad!”. According to local reports, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones also showed up and spoke to protesters at the election center.