President Trump’s aggressive effort to challenge the vote count has resulted in a number of protests across the nation; some echoing his call to stop the counting while others called for every vote to be counted
With many critical battleground states yet to announce the results of their vote count, almost everything Bernie Sanders and other political experts predicted about the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election has come to pass. True to expectations, Donald Trump made unfounded and false claims of an early victory early Wednesday morning even as millions of outstanding ballots were yet to be counted in several key states. As expected, he also tried to craft an alternative narrative of a stolen election and baseless allegations concerning fraudulent ballots as the vote count so far indicated that he might fail to win re-election.
"This is a fraud on the American public... we were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election"— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) November 4, 2020
Trump claims election victory, but with millions of uncounted votes it is too early to credibly make that claim#Election2020 https://t.co/fVQ13KG8wT pic.twitter.com/144C0V4VTz
President Trump’s aggressive effort to challenge the vote count has resulted in a number of protests across the nation; some echoing his call to stop the counting while others called for every vote to be counted. The disparity between the two movements has been clear as day as Trump voters failed to present a unified front, chanting "Stop the count!" in states where he's leading and "Count that vote!" in places where he's not. While Trump and his cronies seem to be of the impression that the fate of their country is theirs to decide, a counter-movement to protect our democracy has just one unified demand: Count every vote.
Here are 18 pictures that depict this clear disparity between Trump voters and those fighting against his attempt to undermine American democracy:
1. Supporters of US President Donald Trump
This is ridiculous and embarrassing. Trump supporters with guns outside where votes are being counted in Nevada. What’s this person going to achieve with his assault rifle in an election? pic.twitter.com/1Dz6L3mDF4— Damian Fasciani 🦇 (@Damian_fasciani) November 5, 2020
The activists, many with flags and signs for Trump, have made allegations that votes are being stolen from the president as the race in Pennsylvania continues to tighten in Joe Biden's favor.
The protester is interrupting a news conference to discuss ballot counting by Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria at the Clark County Election Department on November 4 in North Las Vegas, Nevada