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Trump supporters gather for 'Protect the Vote' rally in Tulsa

Posted at 9:00 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 23:48:14-05

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa County Republicans gathered Friday night for a "Protect the Vote" rally.

A large number of supporters chanted, held signs and listened to speakers at LaFortune Park.

"Trump’s going to fight this to the bitter end," said Sam Ziara, who attended the rally. "He’s there for us. We’re here for him.”

President Trump's supporters coming together on day three of election uncertainty.

While there is no evidence of voter fraud, many at the rally questioned the validity of ballots in some states.

“It’s important for us as Americans to come out, support our president, and demand recounts in all of these states," said Derek Morgan, who attended the rally.

Bob Jack, chairman of the Tulsa County Republican Party, said they also want to show support for other Republican counties across the nation and to trust the process.

“There’s plenty of time here to get through this process," Jack said. "So, we’re just telling everybody to stay calm, watch the process, and just support our president and keep the message strong.”

Those at the rally want to send a message of hope and positivity.

“We’re still very well in the battle of counting, recounting things, going through the legal process of the judicial system here in the United States," said Jackie Vo, who was attending the rally. "So, just keeping the faith with that.”

Tulsa County Democrats responded to the rally with a statement saying:

"The Republican Party choosing to hold a Protect the Vote Rally is a slap in the face to the citizens that work countless hours to ensure that Americans have a transparent and secure election process. Not only are the court challenges the President is lodging baseless, they are an attempt to undermine well-established state election laws. It should concern everyone that a member of the Tulsa County Election Board is participating in an event that represents a fundamental failure to understand how elections are conducted in this country. The Tulsa County Republican Party should utilize their self-appointed dual role as leader of the Party and Election Board Representative to educate individuals on the thorough ballot counting process that exists in Tulsa County and support our Election Board and the hard work of the individuals that keep our local Democracy running smoothly."

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