In-Person Election Night Gatherings
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - The global pandemic has forced presidential candidates to hold their campaign rallies virtually. However, some supporters still held in-person gatherings. While some followed social distancing protocols, others did not. A group of Trump supporters advocated for the reelection of President Donald Trump on election night by gathering in Beverly Hills.
Pro-Trump supporters gathered joyously as they awaited the Republican Presidential nominee to be declared as the winner. Supporters proudly cheered as they waved their Trump flags and wore their red ‘Make America Great Again’ hats.
“I support Trump because I support everybody’s freedom and rights. I love America, I love everything that it was founded on, started on and it gives everybody the most freedom in the world. Let’s keep it going and keep it strong,” said one Republican.
The Pro-Trump political rally was peaceful until Anti-Trump supporters arrived. Pro-Biden supporters shouted many negative things about the President. It was alleged that someone brandished a knife near the red political party crowd. There was not a report of injuries. Both police and SWAT vehicles were called to the scene. However, the alleged incident did not stop Trump’s supporters from expressing their political views.
“I want to say that we are going to see a beautiful four more years,” said a Trump supporter at the rally.
Republican supporters want Donald Trump to win the 2020 election so they will not have to pay higher taxes. This comes after Joe Biden announced his tax plan. The Tax Foundation says Biden “would enact a number of policies that would raise taxes on individuals with income above $400,000, including raising individual income, capital gains, and payroll taxes.”
A cheerful supporter gives the president a message.
“President Trump, I would love to tell you that I love you very much. I support you. I’ve never been a political person and all my life, all the years that I could’ve voted, I was always told ‘Why would you vote, your vote doesn't count, and it doesn't matter,” she said.
Pro-Trump supporters were not the only ones making their voices heard. Biden supporters gathered in Downtown Los Angeles advocating for Joe Biden to win the election.
On Nov. 7, most media groups declared Joe Biden president-elect.
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By Liliana Ramirez
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