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Protesters counting the votes encircle the White House as Trump plans to prevent the vote from being counted


Hundreds of angry protesters counting votes on foot, by bike and in cars circled the White House on Thursday as Donald Trump plans to prevent the counting of thousands of American votes.

Several streets had to be closed as protesters demanded that all votes be counted and democracy obeyed to "make as much noise as possible in support of our voting rights," organizers said.

Meanwhile, Trump supporters waved MAGA signs and American flags outside the Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill and knelt to pray for his victory.

Demonstrations have also taken place in every corner of America including Arizona, Detroit, Harrisburg and Philadelphia as Democrats demand all votes be counted while Republicans try to stop ballot counting.

Almost 48 hours after the polls were completed, the nation is still in limbo and the presidential elections remain at stake. Five major swing states, Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania are still in play.

Trump has filed multiple lawsuits in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Nevada, is calling for a recount in Wisconsin, and vowing to stop the ballot count and sue any state that has already declared Joe Biden the winner.

Dozens of protesters on foot, by bike and in cars descended on Thursday at the White House and waved banners to count the votes as the presidential election continues to stand in balance

Peaceful protesters wore face masks as they circled the White House and held up signs reading "They will not sign us," "We are watching," "We are the majority," and "The people have spoken".

Peaceful protesters wore face masks as they circled the White House and held up signs reading "They will not sign us," "We are watching," "We are the majority" and "The people have spoken".

Others held signs telling Trump it was "game over" as his chances of winning the election diminish

Others held signs telling Trump it was "game over" as his chances of winning the election diminish

Others plastered the "loser" fence around the White House complex when Donald Trump tried to prevent thousands of American votes from being counted

Others plastered the "loser" in fencing the White House complex when Donald Trump tried to prevent the counting of thousands of American votes

A truck with protesters drives past the White House in Washington Thursday, where Trump is hiding inside to prevent votes from being counted

A truck carrying protesters drives past the White House in Washington Thursday, where Trump is hiding inside to keep votes from being counted

Protesters flocked to the seat of government Thursday morning demanding that the democratic suffrage of the American people be respected and that all votes cast in the 2020 election be counted.

Organized by Shutdown DC, the protest brought together various activist groups, including 350 DC and DC Bike Party. The first people arrived on site around 7 a.m.

Protesters on foot gathered at Black Lives Matter Plaza to begin their march.

Meanwhile, a caravan of cars started at Freedom Plaza, gathered on Madison Drive NW in front of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, and people with bicycles.

Peaceful protesters wore face masks as they circled the White House and had signs reading "Count the votes," "They will not silence us," "We are watching," "We are the majority," and "The people have spoken "held.

Others plastered "losers" fencing in the White House complex and held up signs telling Trump it was "game over" as his chances of winning the election dwindle.

An activist holds a sign as a march - on foot, by bike, and by car - organized by Shutdown DC circles around the White House complex

An activist holds a sign as a march – on foot, by bike, and by car – organized by Shutdown DC circles around the White House complex

A protester held an umbrella that read "They will not silence us" in Washington DC on Thursday to protest Trump's efforts to stop the vote

A protester held an umbrella reading "They will not silence us" in Washington DC on Thursday to protest Trump's efforts to stop the vote

The streets had to be closed as protesters demanded that all votes be counted and democracy obeyed to "make as much noise as possible in support of our voting rights," organizers said

The streets had to be closed as protesters demanded that all votes be counted and democracy obeyed to "make as much noise as possible in support of our right to vote," organizers said

Almost 48 hours after the polls were completed, the nation is still in limbo, and five major swing states, Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania are still in the game

Nearly 48 hours after the polls were completed, the nation is still in limbo, and five major swing states, Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania are still in the game

By mid-morning, police had closed several streets in the area and – at some point – stopped the demonstration on H and 15th Streets, despite no reports of riots, NBC Washington reported.

Near the Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill, Ed Martin, president of the conservative political organization Phyllis Schlafly Eagles, hosted a protest against Stop the Steal claiming that Trump had "won" a second term.

"What has to happen is that every Republican of every level … elected officials, Republicans have to stand up and say," We are going to do our job and stop the theft, "he told Trump fans, reiterating the unsubstantiated claims made by the President Election stolen.

Martin did not provide any evidence to support his claims, but insisted that if the GOP leaders did not "stand up to corruption" it would be a "betrayal of us, the people."

A group of pro-Trump supporters wearing MAGA hats, holding MAGA signs and singing "Stop the Steal" at headquarters to hear his comments.

Some held up banners saying "Latinos for Trump". Stop the theft while others kneeled on the floor praying for Trump's victory.

Medea Benjamin, co-founder of the activist group Code Pink – an international movement for social justice – stood in counter-protest alongside Martin.

Metro police told DailyMail.com that there was only one counter-protester outside of RNC headquarters, but that person left the scene without incident.

Activists with Shutdown DC hold the "Count the Vote" and "Black Lives Matter" signs as they drive through the White House complex

Activists with Shutdown DC hold the "Count the Vote" and "Black Lives Matter" signs as they drive through the White House complex

Donald Trump has filed multiple lawsuits in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Nevada, is calling for a recount in Wisconsin, and vows to stop voting and sue any state where Joe Biden has already been declared the winner

Donald Trump has filed multiple lawsuits in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Nevada, is calling for a recount in Wisconsin, and vows to stop voting and sue any state where Joe Biden has already been declared the winner

Activists with Shutdown DC bicycles around the White House complex flanked signs in which all votes had to be counted

Activists with Shutdown DC bicycles around the White House complex flanked signs in which all votes had to be counted

Protesters flocked to the seat of government Thursday morning demanding that the democratic suffrage of the American people be respected and that all votes cast in the 2020 election be counted

Protesters flocked to the seat of government Thursday morning demanding that the democratic suffrage of the American people be respected and that all votes cast in the 2020 election be counted

Organized by Shutdown DC, the protest brought together various activist groups, including 350 DC and DC Bike Party. The first people arrived on site around 7 a.m.

Organized by Shutdown DC, the protest brought together various activist groups, including 350 DC and DC Bike Party. The first people arrived on site around 7 a.m.

Protesters on foot gathered at Black Lives Matter Plaza and marched from there with banners reading "This is a democracy: act like this".

Protesters on foot gathered at Black Lives Matter Plaza and marched from there with banners reading "This is a democracy: act like this".

Meanwhile, a caravan of cars gathered on Madison Drive NW in front of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History as people started their bikes at Freedom Plaza

Meanwhile, a caravan of cars gathered on Madison Drive NW in front of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History as people started their bikes at Freedom Plaza

A protester reads a giant banner in Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington DC on Thursday

A protester reads a giant banner in Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington DC on Thursday

Some bicycle protesters flocked to the Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill, where the conservative political organization Ed Martin, president of the Phyllis Schlafly Eagles, held a press conference

Some bicycle protesters flocked to the Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill, where the conservative political organization Ed Martin, president of the Phyllis Schlafly Eagles, held a press conference

Martin was gathered with a handful of Trump supporters waving Trump pence signs while Code Pink Medea Benjamin co-founder stood beside him to protest Trump

Martin was gathered with a handful of Trump supporters waving Trump pence signs while Code Pink Medea Benjamin co-founder stood beside him to protest Trump

A protester with a sign that reads "Every vote counts" points in front of a police car near the White House after election day

A protester with a sign that reads "Every vote counts" points in front of a police car near the White House after election day

People gather at Black Lives Matter Plaza, where the signs read "Arrest Trump" and "Remove Hate," while the public continues to wait for the election results

People gather at Black Lives Matter Plaza, where the signs read "Arrest Trump" and "Remove Hate," while the public continues to wait for the election results

In the meantime, the Million Mask March took place, which is held every year by the hacking group Anonymous

In the meantime, the Million Mask March took place, which is held every year by the hacking group Anonymous

In the meantime, the Million Mask March took place on Thursday, which is held every year by the hacking group Anonymous.

& # 39; It seems that the votes are being counted. It's good. We want to encourage this, ”a protester at the Shutdown DC event with several groups told News4.

& # 39; Every vote is important. Just do your part and don't let anyone discourage you, ”said another.

Individuals unable to attend the Shutdown DC event in person were encouraged to show their support by joining virtually through Zoom.

Demonstrations also took place in several other cities on Thursday as both Biden and Trump supporters took to the nation's streets.

In Michigan, which was called to Biden on Wednesday, the two sides clashed outside the TCF Center in Detroit.

A maskless Trump fan was seen approaching a masked Biden supporter in front of the counting center where tension escalated yesterday when hundreds of angry election observers descended on the building and knocked on the glass doors and demanded entry after being notified that the room had reached its capacity.

Over in Philadelphia, protesters held up signs reading "Every Vote Count" near the Philadelphia Convention Center, where the counting will continue as Pennsylvania expects to announce the results in a few hours.

Republican representative Jim Jordan led a pro-Trump rally in the city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Jordan stood on the steps of the state capital, speaking through a megaphone in front of the crowd of Trump supporters demanding that the Pennsylvania vote cease after Trump made several unsubstantiated allegations of election fraud.

Meanwhile, in Arizona, supporters of Trump flocked to Phoenix City Hall with signs to stop the count and sing, as the president is currently losing in the state and several media reports have already called for it for Biden.

A group of pro-Trump supporters wearing MAGA hats, holding MAGA signs and singing "Stop the Steal" at the headquarters of the Republican National Committee

A group of pro-Trump supporters wearing MAGA hats, holding MAGA signs and singing "Stop the Steal" at the headquarters of the Republican National Committee

Trump fans held a banner that read "Latinos for Trump. Stop the theft in response to the President's numerous unsubstantiated claims of election fraud

Trump fans held up a banner that read "Latinos for Trump". Stop the theft in response to the President's numerous unsubstantiated claims of election fraud

A Trump supporter wears a "Make America Great Again" cap as two-party protesters gather in DC

A Trump supporter wears a "Make America Great Again" cap as two-party protesters gather in DC

Republicans wave Trump signs and American flags in a demonstration two days after the polls ended

Republicans wave Trump signs and American flags in a demonstration two days after the polls ended

Trump supporters wore MAGA hats & # 39; Drain the Swamp & # 39; T-shirts - the slogan Trump has repeatedly touted

Trump supporters wore MAGA hats & # 39; Drain the Swamp & # 39; T-shirts – the slogan Trump has repeatedly touted

Several supporters kneeled on the floor and prayed for Donald Trump's victory in front of the RNC headquarters

Several supporters kneeled on the ground and prayed for Donald Trump's victory in front of the RNC headquarters

Ongoing protests show the deep partisan divide is rocking the nation as the count continues and Trump tries to cast thousands of American votes as his chances of reelection diminish.

Trump said his campaign would sue in the battlefield states Biden won and urged several states to stop counting votes – as postal ballot papers continued to arrive and Democrats were more likely to vote on that process.

His campaign launched a lawsuit in Nevada and complemented legal action already taken in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia.

In Wisconsin, a state called after Biden, the campaign has requested a recount.

& # 39; All of the states recently claimed by Biden are being challenged by us for election fraud and election fraud. Lots of evidence – just check out the media. WE WILL WIN! America First !, '' Trump wrote on Twitter Thursday morning.

All eyes are now on the five battlefield states where officials continue to process votes.

HARRISBURG: A child holds a "Stop the Steal" sign as dozens of Trump supporters call for the Pennsylvania vote to be stopped

HARRISBURG: A child holds a "Stop the Steal" sign while dozens of Trump supporters call for the Pennsylvania vote to be stopped

MICHIGAN: An anti-Trump protester argues with a Trump supporter in Detroit who was called to Biden on Wednesday

MICHIGAN: An anti-Trump protester argues with a Trump supporter in Detroit who was called to Biden on Wednesday

MICHIGAN: A maskless Trump fan competes against a masked Biden supporter after Trump lost the state the day before

MICHIGAN: A maskless Trump fan competes against a masked Biden supporter after Trump lost the state the day before

MICHIGAN: Trump fans and Biden fans compete against each other. A Trump fan holds up signs that read "Votes cast after November 3rd are illegal."

MICHIGAN: Trump fans and Biden fans compete against each other. A Trump fan holds up signs that read "Votes cast after November 3rd are illegal."

PHILADELPHIA: A protester holds a sign that reads "Each Vote Count" near the Philadelphia Convention Center and the count continues

PHILADELPHIA: A protester holds a sign that reads "Each Vote Count" near the Philadelphia Convention Center and the count continues

ARIZONA: Trump supporters hold signs and chant during a protest outside Phoenix City Hall in Phoenix

ARIZONA: Trump supporters hold signs and chant during a protest outside Phoenix City Hall in Phoenix

ARIZONA: Supporters of Donald Trump flock to Phoenix City Hall as the president is currently losing in the state multiple media reports have called for Biden

ARIZONA: Supporters of Donald Trump flock to Phoenix City Hall as the president is currently losing in the state multiple media reports have called for Biden

MICHIGAN: A Trump supporter and an anti-Trump protester bump their elbows in a rare friendly exchange on Nov. 5th

MICHIGAN: A Trump supporter and an anti-Trump protester bump the elbows in a rare friendly exchange on November 5th

PHILADELPHIA: Protesters hold banners during a march saying "Black votes matter" and "Voters decide"

PHILADELPHIA: Protesters hold banners during a march saying "Black votes matter" and "Voters decide"

HARRISBURG: Dozens of people gather on the steps of the state capital demanding that the Pennsylvania vote count be halted after Trump made several unsubstantiated allegations of election fraud

HARRISBURG: Dozens of people gather on the steps of the state capital demanding that the Pennsylvania vote count be halted after Trump made several unsubstantiated allegations of election fraud

HARRISBURG: Maskless Trump fans hold signs on the steps of the state capital that read "Stop the Steal"

HARRISBURG: Maskless Trump fans hold signs saying "Stop the Steal" on the steps of the state capital

HARRISBURG: Representative Jim Jordan led the rally on the steps and spoke through a megaphone to the crowd demanding that the state census

HARRISBURG: Representative Jim Jordan led the rally on the steps and spoke through a megaphone to the crowd demanding that the state census

Nevada only has 6 votes for the electoral college, but the Silver State polls – many of which are volunteers – have put the nation's limelight on them as those votes could mean victory for Biden.

Biden currently leads with 264 of the 270 electoral college votes required to capture the White House, meaning Nevada's 6 would lead him to a victory.

With around 12,000 votes – around 1 percent – he currently leads the state in which people have voted democratically over the past 16 years.

However, Biden's 264 record includes Arizona, which Fox News and the Associated Press called for him early Wednesday while the votes were still counting.

The state holds 11 major college votes, but since his appointment Trump has narrowed Biden's comfortable lead in the state, now leaving the result in the air.

Nevada, Arizona and Georgia had expected to end their counts Thursday, but then expectations changed.

Pennsylvania officials who said prior to election day that all counts would not be complete until Friday, when all postal ballot papers were received, now said the state could have a result Thursday night.

It's unclear when North Carolina will announce, but it's expected to go to Trump like 2016.

If Biden holds Arizona he would only have to win one from Nevada, Georgia, North Carolina or Pennsylvania to get the win.

But if he loses the state, Trump will go from 214 votes to 220. Trump would then only need 42 additional votes from Georgia (16), North Carolina (15) and Pennsylvania (20) – all states in which he is located Lead – to get victory, provided he also wins Alaska's three electoral college votes, which he is virtually guaranteed to get.

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