Dozens of angry Trump supporters gathered at polling centers in Detroit and Phoenix as profits against him Wednesday in two key states, while thousands of anti-Trump protesters demanded a complete tally. ballots went to the streets in cities across America
“Stop counting!” Trump’s supporters chanted in Detroit. They said in Phoenix “” Stop stealing! “The rallies come when the president insists without evidence that there are major problems with the voting and counting of votes and when the Republicans file lawsuits in different states over the election.
Protesters in Phoenix filled up most of the parking lot at the Maricopa County election center, and members of the crowd shouted, “Fox News is bad!”; in rage over the net claiming Joe Biden as the winner in Arizona.
Rep. Paul Gosar, an Arizona Republican and Trump supporter, joined the crowd, stating: “We will not let this election be stolen. Period.” However, observers from both major political parties are present inside the election center as the ballots are processed and tally, and the process is live streamed at all times.
Meanwhile, from New York City to Seattle, thousands of protesters turned out asking every vote to be checked.
In Portland, Oregon, Governor Kate Brown has called on the National Guard as protesters join in what the government sees as widespread violence in the city center, including smashing windows. Protesters in Portland demonstrated on a range of issues, including police brutality and counting votes.
In New York, hundreds of people paraded past the luxury stores on Manhattan’s 5th Avenue, and in Chicago, protesters marched through the city center and along the street across the river from Trump Tower.
Similar protests – sometimes for elections, sometimes about racial inequality – have taken place in at least half a dozen cities, including Los Angeles, Houston, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis and San Diego.