President Donald Trump’s supporters gathered outside the county elections department building in Phoenix, Arizona on Wednesday night to protest the counting of all the votes.
Former Vice President Joe Biden was projected by Fox News and the Associated Press on Tuesday night to win the historically red state of Arizona, a seemingly major loss to the Trump campaign as it’s made several stops in the state on the campaign trail.
Trump was so furious with the network’s projection that he reportedly called the network’s chief to demand that it be retracted.
NBC News correspondent Gadi Schwartz says the crowd began chanting “Count that vote” and “Fox News sucks” to protest that network’s decision to call the state for Joe Biden.
“They’re actually chanting Fox News Sucks” pic.twitter.com/XqfiHln6Mt
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) November 5, 2020
Schwartz says law enforcement has been escorting poll workers to their cars at the end of their shifts to prevent harassment by the crowd.
Earlier in the evening, people with cell phones claiming to be “journalists” broke into the Maricopa County Elections Department to demand that they be allowed into the building.
At least two of them weren’t wearing masks and couldn’t provide press credentials, but officials agreed to talk to them outside, which didn’t go over well, according to Schwartz.
Trump supporters also gathered outside the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday.
Pro-Trump rally starting at Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. At least one guy wielding military-style rifle. Some chanting “Shame on Fox” pic.twitter.com/f4kyzhyFxJ
— Simon Romero (@viaSimonRomero) November 5, 2020
LIVE NOW: President Donald Trump supporters make their voices heard at the Arizona State Capitol and other state, county buildings as the election remains undecided on the night of Wednesday, Nov. 4. https://t.co/IwsxjSyN8h https://t.co/7iHSwqGiKs
— FOX 10 Phoenix (@FOX10Phoenix) November 5, 2020