Trump supporters in Maricopa, Arizona rallied together outside the County Recorder’s Office to protest the ongoing ballot counting, reports Fox News.
Several hundred individuals banded together and could be heard yelling, “Count those votes!”
The protests were a response to President Trumps claim that there are major problems with voting ballot counting in the state of Arizona according to Fox News.
Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Arizona said, “We’re not going to let this election be stolen. Period.”
Clint Hickman, the GOP chair of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors said, “Everyone should want all the votes to be counted, whether they were mailed or cast in person.”
“An accurate vote takes time. … This is evidence of democracy, not fraud.”
From Fox News:
The Trump 2020 Campaign has maintained that the president can win the state and called for heightened transparency into the counting of ballots there. Maricopa is the largest county in Arizona, home to the state capital of Phoenix and 62% of its 7.28 million residents.
It ranks as the No. 2 most populous county in the nation with 3.9 million residents, trailing only Los Angeles County, which has 9.9 million residents.
The crowd gathered around 7:30 p.m. local time before filling the parking lot at the center, where sheriff’s deputies were guarding both the outside of the building and the counting inside, reports said. At least five protesters carried assault-style rifles and others wore handguns, according to the paper. (Arizona is a permit-less carry state.)