PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Supporters of President Donald Trump gathered in Oregon for a rally to protest what they perceived as flawed or fraudulent outcomes of the Nov. three election.
The occasion in Salem Saturday was billed by organizers as a “Defeat the Steal” rally and coincided with related demonstrations throughout the U.S., KOIN-TV reported.
A crowd of 100 to 200 folks gathered on the state Capitol, the place many demonstrators stated they don’t imagine the election outcomes naming Joe Biden because the nation’s president-elect.
Attendees stated they got here to express their love for Trump and to train their First Modification assure of free speech. Many stated they need a authorized struggle over the outcomes.
One protester arrived with a metal-cast statue that was beforehand erected in Portland to help the Black Lives Matter Motion. The statue referred to as “Nightmare Elk” changed a city-owned statue that was eliminated over fears of injury by protesters. The elk statue was stolen Oct. 10.
Biden defeated Trump by topping the 270 electoral vote threshold wanted to clinch the presidency. As of Sunday, Biden had 77.5 million votes, essentially the most ever by a profitable candidate, to Trump’s 72.three million votes.