Thousands rally behind Trump, believing claims of 'stolen election'

APTOPIX Election 2020 Protests Washington
Posted at 2:52 PM, Nov 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-14 18:00:01-05

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fervent supporters of President Donald Trump have rallied and marched in Washington behind his spurious claim of a stolen election.

And Trump fans swarmed his motorcade when he detoured for a drive-by on his way out of town.

Anthony Whittaker of Winchester, Virginia, says he came to help keep up Trump's spirits and to "let him know we support him."

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It was a week ago when the race was called for Democrat Joe Biden. But Saturday's crowd of a few thousand was taking its cue from a president who's been unrelenting in asserting he won an election he actually lost.

Trump persists even as Homeland Security officials declared that the Nov. 3 election went smoothly with no more than the usual minor hiccups, saying it was “the most secure in American history."

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Biden received 78,631,412 votes and is projected to take 290 electoral votes, compared to 72,907,402 votes and 232 electoral votes for Trump, the AP projects.