Shirking any pretense of electoral fairness, President Donald Trump’s supporters are all for counting votes — or not counting them — depending on where one move or the other would help Trump win reelection.
Business Insider reported that Trump supporters “chanted both ‘count those votes’ and ‘stop the count’ outside ballot-counting sites in two different states.”
[Trump’s] campaign is filing lawsuits to stop remaining votes from being counted in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Michigan. At the same time, the president and his GOP allies are insisting that the vote counts continue in Arizona and Nevada, states where Trump has been trailing the Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden.
Videos posted on social media Wednesday showed Trump supporters trying to get inside the TCF Center in Detroit where vote counting was taking place earlier in the day.
Tweets from Washington Post photojournalist Salwan Georges, Detroit-based reporter Annalise Frank and NBC News correspondent Steve Patterson all indicated protesters were chanting “stop the count” or “stop the vote” at the center, Business Insider reported.
Across the country, about 200 Trump fans amassed outside the Maricopa County Election Center in Phoenix late Wednesday night, chanting “count those votes” — the opposite of the chants made in Detroit the same day.
On Wednesday, a large group of protesters who did not appear to be linked to Trump’s campaign also protested in Seattle and Portland, Oregon, calling for every vote to be counted across the US.
Protesters held signs reading “count every vote,” and “keeping hope alive,” Bloomberg reported. Decision Desk HQ and other outlets called Oregon for Biden on Wednesday.