Dozens of angry President Donald 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 The entire tally of the votes remains undecided. The election has taken to the streets in cities across America
“Stop counting!” Trump’s supporters chanted in Detroit. “Prevent theft!” they say in Phoenix.
The protests come when the president asserts there is no evidence that there are major problems with voting and counting, especially with voting by mail, and when Republicans file lawsuits at different states about the election.
Dressed in Trump̵7;s clothes, the Phoenix protesters filled the bulk 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 loyal Trump supporter, joined the crowd, stating: “We will not let this election be stolen. Stage = Stage. “
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.
Several deputies of the sheriff blocked the entrance to the building. And the counting took place overnight, said Maricopa County Elections spokesman Megan Gilbertson.
Two top county officials – one from the Democratic Party and the other from the Republican Party – released a statement expressing concern over how misinformation about the integrity of the election process was spread. .
“Everyone should want all votes to be counted, whether they are mailed or in person,” the statement signed by Clint Hickman, GOP president of the Maricopa County Supervisory Board and the Democratic Supervisor Steve Gallardo. “A precise vote takes time. … This is evidence of democracy, not fraud ”.
Meanwhile, from New York City to Seattle, thousands of protesters turned out asking every vote to be checked.
In Portland, Oregon, where regular protests have been held for months, Governor Kate Brown has called on the National Guard as protesters join in what the government sees as widespread violence. downtown, including smashing windows. Protesters in Portland demonstrated on a range of issues, including police brutality and counting votes.
“It is important to trust the process and system that has ensured free and fair elections in this country over the decades, even during times of great crisis,” Brown said in a statement. . “We will be together.”
Richard March went to an anti-Trump rally in Portland despite a heart condition that left him vulnerable to COVID-19.
“This election suspicion has terrible consequences for our democracy,” he said. “I think we’re a very polarized society right now – and I’m worried about what will happen in the coming days, weeks and months.”
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.
The Detroit showdown started not long before the Associated Press announced that Biden had won over Michigan.
Video recorded by local media showed angry people gathering outside the TCF Center and inside the lobby, with police officers lining up to prevent them from entering the counting area. They shouted, “Stop counting!” and “Stop voting!”
Earlier, the Republican campaign filed a lawsuit to prevent the vote count, demanding that the Michigan Democratic foreign minister allow more inspections.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, a Democrat, insists both sides and the public have been allowed the tally, “using a robust system of checks and balances to ensure that all votes are cast. is tally, fairly and accurately. “
Michigan has been strained for months over fears of political violence. Anti-government protesters openly brought guns to the state capitol during spring coronavirus restrictions, and six men were arrested last month on allegations of plotting to kidnap the Governor. Democrat Gretchen Whitmer
On Election Night, scattered protests erupted after the vote ended, stretching from Washington, DC, to Seattle, but with no widespread instability or significant violence.
The lengthy task of tallying the votes this year has raised concerns that a lack of clarity in the presidential race could cause instability.