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Million MAGA March, Women for Trump, Stop the Steal DC and other groups will protest

An assortment of pro-Trump groups will rally Saturday in Washington, D.C., to protest perceived election fraud and support President Donald Trump, who has not yet conceded the presidential election to former Vice President Joe Biden.

Various groups, including the Million MAGA March, Women for Trump, and Stop the Steal DC have invited all Trump supporters to participate in an organized protest at noon Saturday at Freedom Plaza, near the White House and along the National Mall, multiple outlets reported.

According to WDVM-TV, counterprotests are planned at Black Lives Matter Plaza. The Metropolitan Police Department released plans for no parking zones in and around the downtown area to accommodate the protests.

“Our Police Chief will have a similar posture this weekend as he did last week, and we will be there to support peaceful exercise of First Amendment demonstrations,” D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said at a news conference.

D.C. police reportedly advised those who plan to attend the protests that the capital’s notoriously strict gun laws will be enforced.

WTOP national security correspondent J.J. Green reported that while the planned protests are gaining attention and interaction on social media, some followers are skeptical of the wisdom of traveling to Washington.

“There are not a lot of people biting on this; there are a lot of people following them on social media. But there are a lot of people that are doubtful about the wisdom of coming here to do this,” Green said.

The protests are already being characterized as “white nationalist” by mainstream media outlets. Politico reported that “Oath Keepers, Three Percenters, Infowars fanatics, Groypers, Proud Boys, white nationalists, neo-Nazis and the people who would simply call themselves die-hard MAGA” plan to attend.

WTOP’s report noted that federal, state, and local law enforcement organizations are monitoring the groups planning to attend the protest. Green reported that it is “not likely” that a repeat of the 2017 clash between white nationalists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, will happen again.

“In part because authorities here are so well-prepared and have that knowledge under their belt. And … you can’t carry guns in D.C. … I’m pretty sure that any organizers are making it very clear to people who come to D.C., ‘Do not bring a gun.’ Other weapons maybe, but it’s not likely that this is going to turn into that,” Green said.

The Twitter account for Million Mega March posted a public prayer asking God to let the march happen peacefully, “without conflict from those who wish to agitate and cause violence.”

(H/T: The Federalist)

Author: Chris Pandolfo

Source: The Blaze: Pro-Trump groups plan weekend #StopTheSteal MAGA march in D.C.

An audit, recount, and recanvass all in one

The state of Georgia will begin a full hand recount of the presidential election results, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Wednesday.

Speaking at a news conference, Raffensperger said the recount will be completed by Nov. 20 and will be an audit, recount, and recanvass all in one, WSB-TV reported.

“With the margin being so close, it will require a full, by-hand recount in each county,” Raffensperger said Wednesday morning. “This will help build confidence. It will be an audit, a recount and a recanvass all at once. It will be a heavy lift but we will work with the counties to get this done in time for our state certification.”

Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump in Georgia by 14,111 votes. The presidential race has not yet been certified as prominent Republicans have blasted the state secretary of state for “failures” in the election process.

“There have been too many failures in Georgia elections this year and the most recent election has shined a national light on the problems,” Georgia Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue said in a joint statement. “The Secretary of State has failed to deliver honest and transparent elections. He has failed the people of Georgia, and he should step down immediately.”

Controversies abound in several counties in Georgia where election chicanery is alleged. State officials are adamant that reports of widespread voter fraud are either misinformation or misunderstandings.

“A few items that happened over the weekend that for lack of a better word are different terminologies — ‘fake news,’ disinformation, misinformation, misunderstandings — and all those things that are feeding into the situation we see not just in Georgia, but across the country,” Georgia’s voting system implementation manager Gabriel Sterling told WAGA-TV. “The facts are the facts, regardless of outcomes.”

In Spalding County, a viral video on social media claimed to show absentee ballots found discarded in a dumpster. Sterling said the video was false.

“There were no ballots there. We sent investigators down. What they found was empty security envelopes. So, there was nothing there that affected the outcome of the election,” he explained.

Ballot counting delays in Gwinnett County were the result of a software malfunction that forced several thousand mail-in absentee ballots to be re-adjudicated before the results could be tabulated, county officials told TheBlaze. The adjudication process requires one Republican, one Democrat, and a nonpartisan elections officials to review each handwritten ballot that’s unable to be scanned by the voting machine because of an error with how it was filed out, leaving no room for either party to illegally change ballots.

In Fulton County, county officials denied allegations that Trump campaign election observers were told on election night that ballot counting at State Farm Arena would end at 10:30 p.m., only to continue “counting ballots in secret until 1:00 a.m.” A spokesperson for the county said “no one from the staff spoke to anyone observing the process to inform them that things were done for the night.” Additionally, an election observer from the secretary of state’s office was present while the votes were processed.

Secretary of State Raffensperger pledged to provide fair and accurate election results while thoroughly investigating any claims of voting irregularities.

“My office will continue to investigate each and every incidence of illegal voting. Double voting, felon voting, people voting out of state — if you report it we will investigate it. Every legal vote will count,” Raffensperger said.

“We haven’t found any widespread fraud. We will investigate every single case that voters bring to us,” he added.

Author: Chris Pandolfo

Source: The Blaze: Georgia secretary of state announces statewide hand recount of presidential election

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