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100 Locals head to D.C. to protest certification of Biden as President

Posted at 1:29 AM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 01:39:01-05

NAPLES, Fla. — As Congress is set to confirm the electoral college for President-Elect Joe Biden tomorrow, over 100 Republicans say they are going to object the electoral counts declaring voter fraud. So are many Americans, including a group from Southwest Florida, who left for Washington D.C. this morning.

With coffee and rally signs in hand, and overnight bags loaded, 100 people gathered this morning in Naples. Two chartered buses bound for the nation's capital will drive 20 hours to rally for President Trump.

"I'm here to go to Washington D.C. to Stop The Steal rally with a bunch of patriots of all stripes. To have a good time and be at our nation's capital. I think history's going to be made," said Michael Bey who is part of the group.

After the new year, President Trump posted on Twitter, asking supporters to arrive before 9 a.m., tomorrow and join the march.

Organizers of the group include conservative advocate Brendon Leslie and business owner Alfie Oakes, who gave a little pep talk before they boarded the buses.

"We want our election to be looked at thoroughly to know that it's fair. And once we know that it's fair, we'll accept the results. But we don't know that it's fair because no one will look at it," said one of the protesters.

Collier County Democratic Party Chairperson Annisa Karim sent a statement: “We support everyone's first amendment right to peacefully assemble. But let's be clear, Joe Bide rightfully and legally won the Presidential Election in November. Dozens of legal challenges to the election have affirmed that. The baseless claim alleging voter fraud is bad for America. Even Trump's sycophants, Senators Rubio and Scott, are remaining silent instead of supporting the minority claiming that the election was fraudulent."

The Democratic Party of Lee County declined to comment.