- Amid security, there was a peaceful protest among supporters of President Donald Trump in Arizona while votes are counted
- The protesters claimed that the vote-counting process was taking a longer time than necessary
- The police authority in the state has said that the rally has been without violence as officials are monitoring the crowd
Just as the government of the United States (US) feared and anticipated, a case of civil unrest ensued in Arizona state on Wednesday, November 4, as many of supporters of President Donald Trump trooped and converged at the Maricopa county recorder's office.
The pro-Trump voters were claiming that the process of vote-counting in the state is being delayed, implying a suspicious move.
According to a report by Fox News, supporters of the incumbent president were heard screaming “Count those votes!” outside the Maricopa office.
It was claimed that the protesters were seen at the parking lot of the office amid tight security mounted to guard the area as well as officials who were doing the counting inside the building.
The incident was confirmed by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office which said that it is doing all it can to monitor the crowd, adding that so far the protest has been peaceful with no arrest as at the time of writing this reports.
Reacting to the development, Democratic Supervisor, Steve Gallardo, said:
“An accurate vote takes time...This is evidence of democracy, not fraud.”
Meanwhile, responding President Donald Trump's tweet which alleged that some persons were trying to manipulate the US election, Twitter gave a swift backlash.
Apart from taking down the first version of his tweet because he (Trump) misspelt polls as "poles", the micro-blogging site flagged off the president's tweet as misinformation and went ahead to restrict his followers from liking, commenting on and retweeting it.