- A crowd of about 200 filled the car park outside the Maricopa County Elections Center in Arizona.
- Protesters in support of Trump chanted “Bad Fox News” to protest the network’s call for Arizona’s 11 electoral votes to go to Democratic candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday night.
- Some people in the crowd tried to get inside the building to see the results of the vote count, MSNBC’s Gadi Schwartz reported late on Wednesday.
- The protest elicits comparisons with the Brooks Brothers Rebellion in Miami-Dade County in the 2000 election.
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A crowd of about 200 gathered late Thursday night outside the Maricopa County Elections Center in Arizona, creating a tense situation as thousands of votes from the state̵7;s most populous district were being tally inside. .
The Trump pro-Trump group chanted “Bad Fox News” to register against the network’s early call for Arizona and its 11 electoral votes for Democratic candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday night, before other media.
—A Torabi Pack (@Account) November 5, 2020
According to Gadi Schwartz of MSNBC, some people gathered outside the Maricopa County Elections Center in Phoenix requested access to the facility where the ballot was counted.
Schwartz reported that the protesters asked law enforcement to let them inside take up their smartphones and declare them journalists.
MSNBC went back to Schwartz for a second live view, but he told the anchor ships he couldn’t get his crew out as protesters began to surround the entrance and scold them.
In his first live hit, the reporter noted that there were very few people gathered in masks. Schwartz also said that the operator of his camera did not use lights because the crowd reacted negatively to the crew at night earlier.
The rally has been compared to the Brooks Brothers Rebellion in Miami-Dade County in the 2000 election, when protesters in favor of George W. Bush could successfully end a tally that could have given Florida a lead. head for then-Vice President Al Gore.
However, protesters in Arizona had chanted “count the votes”, while other pro-Trump protesters in Detroit had chanted the opposite earlier on Wednesday.
—Account (@therecount) November 5, 2020
Biden has led President Trump in Arizona since elections began again, with a few hundred thousand votes remaining to count.
Many of them are early and mailed ballots from Maricopa County, where Biden has performed well and tends to outperform Trump, even more so among those who have voted by mail.
Trump still has a chance to win in Arizona, but overtaking Biden’s lead as the results of the remaining votes will be tally high and he will need to surpass the rate he gets. get votes so far out of.