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."
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."
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.