Hundreds March Through Downtown Boise In Support Of Trump After Biden Claims Victory
Hundreds of Donald Trump supporters marched through the streets of Boise Saturday to protest the results of the presidential election. It was one of many such rallies around the country making unsubstantiated claims about voting irregularities.
On the day many news organizations — including NPR — called the election for former Vice President Joe Biden, protesters cried foul. They gathered on the steps of the Idaho Capitol and claimed, without evidence, that there was massive voter fraud.
“Is it so much to ask to just count all the legal ballots and not count the illegal ones?” Boise Pastor Diego Rodriguez said in a speech to the crowd from the steps of the Idaho Capitol.
As they marched through downtown Boise, protesters were greeted with cheers, jeers and more than a few one finger salutes in the Democratic-leaning city. A handful of counter protesters held up pro-Biden signs.
Protester Charisse Place said she won’t recognize Biden’s legitimacy.
“He’s not my president, he will never be my president and we will continue to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America,” she said.
Almost none of the protesters wore masks on a day Idaho reported more than 1,400 new COVID-19 infections, a new record.
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