Protests have been occurring throughout the nation in the aftermath of this 2020 presidential elections. While the country and the world still await answers about who is going to be another U.S. president, people both for and against President Donald Trump are taking to the roads and, in one trying position in swing state Arizona, posting up outside a centre where local election officials were counting ballots.
NBC News reported that, in Maricopa County (the Arizona county that comprises the town of Phoenix), approximately 300 Trump supporters showed up to demand through chant that officials “count the votes” as election employees were within the building doing exactly that. Several from the pro-Trump group were armed; based on NBC News, local law officials stated they escorted some election and media workers to their automobiles, but no arrests were made. In a spectacle, stressing waiting for the election outcome is generating shifts across the political arena, they were chanting “Fox News sucks!”
Arizona remains too close to call and one of a couple of consequential nations left with no obvious winner up to now, however New York Times election results show Democratic nominee Joe Biden is holding on to some small lead at the time of publication. Fox News projected Biden would win Arizona on Tuesday, reportedly infuriating Trump and his team, but the Democrat’s lead has continued to narrow as votes come in from Arizona.
That might clarify why Trump fans in Arizona desire votes counted while Trump fans in Michigan yesterday didn’t. Several major outlets projected Biden would win Michigan yesterday afternoon. But that arrived following scenes from Detroit of GOP vote challengers demanding that election employees”stop the count” began circulating on social networking. The Detroit Free Press reported that election employees felt intimidated by survey challengers and requested for safety assistance. The count lasted as the challengers banged on windows.
Who’s behind those protests? According into NBC News, Facebook groups included Michigan’s anti-public wellness protests earlier this season were included in mobilizing individuals to Detroit’s TCF Center, in which the scenes performed. Meanwhile, AZ Family reported a team called AZ Patriots kicked off the Maricopa County protest over”SharpieGate,” a fictitious conspiracy theory which local election officials had a few Republicans use Sharpie markers in a bid to invalidate their ballots; Arizona election police debunked the rumor by confirming on Wednesday who ballots filled out Sharpie could be counted.
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