Trump fan in 'BBQ, beer, freedom' t-shirt yells 'Biden crime family is stealing election' at Nevada press meet
The Trump fan yelled into the cameras and mics, 'The Biden crime family is stealing the election! The media is covering it up. We won our freedom for the world. Give us our freedom Joe Biden'
Election officials in Nevada were updating reporters on the progress of counting votes when a wild Donald Trump supporter appeared and hijacked the press conference. The Trump supporter who was seen sporting a 'BBQ, beer, freedom' t-shirt, interrupted officials in order to rant about Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden. The Clark County registrar of voters, Joe Gloria, had been answering some questions about how many ballots were left to count in the county that also includes Las Vegas, when the disruption took place.
Gloria was heard saying, "As I mentioned, we are not prepared to give that information out," before he was interrupted by the Trump fan. The Trump fan yelled into the cameras and mics, "The Biden crime family is stealing the election! The media is covering it up. We won our freedom for the world. Give us our freedom Joe Biden!"
"Joe Biden is covering up this election! He's stealing it!" he added. He then turned around and walked away as one of the reporters asks, "Where were we?" It has been reported that no Republican candidate has carried Nevada since 2004 with initial results showing Biden in the lead, though it hangs in balance.
Trump had fallen short of winning Nevada and its six electoral college votes around four years ago but he hoped for some better luck this year. The Democrats and Joe Biden's campaign said that they have been successful in recent elections in Nevada, but are not taking anything for granted.
Both parties have said that they have seen very high enthusiasm from the state over the recent weeks. There have been 1 million plus-ballots that have been cast via mail or in-person voting which is way more than the turnout for 2016. The top election officials revealed that more results would be released on Thursday morning which includes mail-in ballots that had come in on Tuesday and Wednesday.
We had earlier reported that POTUS Donald Trump was slammed for falsely claiming victory in the presidential polls despite millions of votes yet to be counted. Within minutes of his speech, several people took to social media to denounce the president's attempt to disenfranchise voters who voted by mail, and many saw the speech as "a call to action" to his base to not accept the outcome of the current election.
He had attacked legitimate vote-counting efforts and had said, "Millions and millions of people voted for us. A very sad group of people is trying to disenfranchise that group of people." He added, "We were getting ready for a big celebration. We were winning everything. And all of a sudden it was just called off."
"This is a fraud on the American public. This is an embarrassment to our country," Trump claimed. "Frankly we did win this election," he said. The president also stated that he would move the US Supreme Court to stop "all voting." He said: "We'll be going to the US Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop. We don't want them to find any ballots at 4 in the morning and add them to the list... as far as I'm concerned, we've already won."