December 4, 2020

US Election 2020: Trump fans and Alex Jones in Georgia for recount – Daily Mail

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8963777/Trump-supporters-far-right-radio-host-Alex-Jones-rally-Georgia-Capitol-ballot-recount.html

Donald Trump supporters rallied outside Georgia’s Capitol building chanting ‘Stop the Steal!’ on Wednesday as the state is due to finish recounting ballots by tonight.

Far-right radio show host Alex Jones was part of the crowd that waved American and Trump campaign flags, many of them seen not wearing masks and ignoring social distancing guidelines.

Hundreds of people, including State Representative Vernon Jones and Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio, gathered for the Stop the Steal protest that eventually poured inside the Georgia Capitol building building. 

On Monday Jones urged his supports to ‘go to the capital of Georgia now and you must surround the governor’s mansion now,’ according to Media Matters.

Georgia’s recount started Friday morning and the deadline is 11.59pm Wednesday. As of 4pm EST Wednesday,  five million ballots had been hand counted.

Donald Trump supporters rallied outside Georgia’s Capitol building chanting 'Stop the Steal!' on Wednesday as the state is due to finish recounting ballots by tonight. Infowars' publisher Alex Jones pictured shouting into a speaker at the rally on Wednesday

Donald Trump supporters rallied outside Georgia’s Capitol building chanting 'Stop the Steal!' on Wednesday as the state is due to finish recounting ballots by tonight. Infowars' publisher Alex Jones pictured shouting into a speaker at the rally on Wednesday

Donald Trump supporters rallied outside Georgia’s Capitol building chanting ‘Stop the Steal!’ on Wednesday as the state is due to finish recounting ballots by tonight. Infowars’ publisher Alex Jones pictured shouting into a speaker at the rally on Wednesday

Crowds wore red MAGA hats and waved Trump 2020 flags as they chanted 'Stop the Steal' outside the Georgia State Capital building

Crowds wore red MAGA hats and waved Trump 2020 flags as they chanted 'Stop the Steal' outside the Georgia State Capital building

Crowds wore red MAGA hats and waved Trump 2020 flags as they chanted ‘Stop the Steal’ outside the Georgia State Capital building

Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio wore a bulletproof vest at the Stop the Steal rally to protest the results of the presidential election outside the Georgia State Capitol on Wednesday

Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio wore a bulletproof vest at the Stop the Steal rally to protest the results of the presidential election outside the Georgia State Capitol on Wednesday

Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio wore a bulletproof vest at the Stop the Steal rally to protest the results of the presidential election outside the Georgia State Capitol on Wednesday 

Georgia’s recount started Friday morning and the deadline is 11.59pm Wednesday

Georgia’s recount started Friday morning and the deadline is 11.59pm Wednesday

Georgia’s recount started Friday morning and the deadline is 11.59pm Wednesday

Though Trump gained more than 1,000 votes this week that county election officials failed to count, Biden is still projected to win the Peach State

Though Trump gained more than 1,000 votes this week that county election officials failed to count, Biden is still projected to win the Peach State

Though Trump gained more than 1,000 votes this week that county election officials failed to count, Biden is still projected to win the Peach State

Jones addressed the crowd using speakers from a massive truck at the rally outside the Georgia State Capitol on Wednesday

Jones addressed the crowd using speakers from a massive truck at the rally outside the Georgia State Capitol on Wednesday

Jones addressed the crowd using speakers from a massive truck at the rally outside the Georgia State Capitol on Wednesday 

Though Trump gained more than 1,000 votes this week that county election officials failed to count, Biden is still projected to win the Peach State. 

The latest unofficial count had Biden in the lead with 12,781 votes, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger said Wednesday afternoon: 'We’re finishing up, waiting for a few more counties to get back to us - some of the large counties - but I don’t believe at the end of the day it’ll change the total results'

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger said Wednesday afternoon: 'We’re finishing up, waiting for a few more counties to get back to us - some of the large counties - but I don’t believe at the end of the day it’ll change the total results'

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger said Wednesday afternoon: ‘We’re finishing up, waiting for a few more counties to get back to us – some of the large counties – but I don’t believe at the end of the day it’ll change the total results’

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger said Wednesday afternoon: ‘We’re finishing up, waiting for a few more counties to get back to us – some of the large counties – but I don’t believe at the end of the day it’ll change the total results.’

He announced the audit last week due to the close margin in the race. 

He has also repeatedly defended the integrity of the election. 

Several members of the Proud Boys, a far-right males-only extremist group that has neo-fascist, violent, nationalistic, Islamophobic, and misogynistic views, were seen in the Wednesday rally. 

US intelligence agencies have described the organization as a ‘dangerous white supremacist group.’ 

‘What we want is for every ballot to be counted. The fraud’s been proven, it’s the same formula all across the country,’ Jones said to hundreds of supporters inside the Captiol. 

However, government officials and independent election observers have said repeatedly that the presidential election was secure and Trump’s claims of fraud are unwarranted.

‘This is a major moment. You guys are the literal vanguard. And Georgia is a key battleground in all of this so I want to thank you for being here,’ Jones said to the crowd that stood on the steps inside the under Georgia’s Gold Dome.

After the speech the group made their way back outside the building. 

Alex Jones pictured entering the Georgia Capitol building on Wednesday ahead of the recount deadline

Alex Jones pictured entering the Georgia Capitol building on Wednesday ahead of the recount deadline

Alex Jones pictured entering the Georgia Capitol building on Wednesday ahead of the recount deadline

State Rep. Vernon Jones was a part of the crowd that gathered for the rally on Wednesday

State Rep. Vernon Jones was a part of the crowd that gathered for the rally on Wednesday

State Rep. Vernon Jones was a part of the crowd that gathered for the rally on Wednesday

The Infowars director posed for photos with Trump supporting fans

The Infowars director posed for photos with Trump supporting fans

The Infowars director posed for photos with Trump supporting fans 

Hundreds of people gathered for the Stop the Steal protest that eventually poured inside the Georgia Capitol building building. It was attended by State Representative Vernon Jones, Alex Jones and Proud Boys members

Hundreds of people gathered for the Stop the Steal protest that eventually poured inside the Georgia Capitol building building. It was attended by State Representative Vernon Jones, Alex Jones and Proud Boys members

Hundreds of people gathered for the Stop the Steal protest that eventually poured inside the Georgia Capitol building building. It was attended by State Representative Vernon Jones, Alex Jones and Proud Boys members

Another view of the massive crowd that gathered to hear Jones speak on Wednesday inside the Georgia State Capitol above

Another view of the massive crowd that gathered to hear Jones speak on Wednesday inside the Georgia State Capitol above

Another view of the massive crowd that gathered to hear Jones speak on Wednesday inside the Georgia State Capitol above

Duane Schwingel, 62 from Gainesville, Florida pictured dressed as Uncle Sam at the Stop the Steal Protest in Georgia on Wednesday

Duane Schwingel, 62 from Gainesville, Florida pictured dressed as Uncle Sam at the Stop the Steal Protest in Georgia on Wednesday

Duane Schwingel, 62 from Gainesville, Florida pictured dressed as Uncle Sam at the Stop the Steal Protest in Georgia on Wednesday

A man holding a sign that says 'We Are Q' citing the QAnon conspiracy pictured at the rally

A man holding a sign that says 'We Are Q' citing the QAnon conspiracy pictured at the rally

A man holding a sign that says ‘We Are Q’ citing the QAnon conspiracy pictured at the rally

So far in the recount there’s no indication of broader problems beyond four counties.

Douglas, Fayette and Walton counties didn’t load all votes from memory cards and Floyd county didn’t rescan all ballots after a scanner was replaced due to a technical problem, according to Gabriel Sterling the manager of Georgia’s voting system. Three of those four counties are Republican leaning.

After the recount is in tonight, Georgia election officials expect to release the results by noon Thursday.

Jones fired up the crowd by speaking to them via speakers at the Stop the Steal protest Wednesday afternoon in Atlanta

Jones fired up the crowd by speaking to them via speakers at the Stop the Steal protest Wednesday afternoon in Atlanta

Jones fired up the crowd by speaking to them via speakers at the Stop the Steal protest Wednesday afternoon in Atlanta

Hundreds of Trump supporters gathered and carried 'Stop the Steal' signs to protest the election votes

Hundreds of Trump supporters gathered and carried 'Stop the Steal' signs to protest the election votes

Hundreds of Trump supporters gathered and carried ‘Stop the Steal’ signs to protest the election votes

Despite Trump supporter cries to 'Stop the Steal', Joe Biden is still projected to win the state of Georgia. Recounts saw Trump only rake in a few thousands votes that went unaccounted for on November 3

Despite Trump supporter cries to 'Stop the Steal', Joe Biden is still projected to win the state of Georgia. Recounts saw Trump only rake in a few thousands votes that went unaccounted for on November 3

Despite Trump supporter cries to ‘Stop the Steal’, Joe Biden is still projected to win the state of Georgia. Recounts saw Trump only rake in a few thousands votes that went unaccounted for on November 3

 

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger must certify Georgia’s election results by the end of the day on Friday in accordance with the state's law

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger must certify Georgia’s election results by the end of the day on Friday in accordance with the state's law

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger must certify Georgia’s election results by the end of the day on Friday in accordance with the state’s law

The Trump campaign can still request a machine recount of the election results after the state’s certification, which would take at least a week

The Trump campaign can still request a machine recount of the election results after the state’s certification, which would take at least a week

The Trump campaign can still request a machine recount of the election results after the state’s certification, which would take at least a week

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger must certify Georgia’s election results by the end of the day on Friday in accordance with the state’s law. 

In the audit those four counties led to a few thousands votes that weren’t originally uploaded into the state’s election results to be counted.

The Trump campaign can still request a machine recount of the election results after the state’s certification, which would take at least a week.