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Trump supporters gather for ‘Stop the Steal’ rally in Collier County

Posted at 10:35 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 22:38:23-05

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Friday marked a second day of peacefully protesting in Collier County as President Donald Trump supporters gathered for a “Stop The Steal" rally.

Over three dozen people gathered at the corner of Pine Ridge Road and Airport-Pulling Road, holding Trump flags and signs.

"I'm out here because we need justice for our president. All the mail-in voted have made it hard to trust anybody," said Zachary, a protestor at the rally.

With mail-in ballot counting still underway in several states, protests have erupted across the country.

“I think it’s so unfair the way President Trump is being treated,” said Roseanita Iepson, a protestor at the rally.

Protestors at Friday's rally voiced concerns over what they believe is becoming a stolen election.

“I hate the thought that our electoral system is in danger with, I believe, massive fraud going on,” said Iepson.

But political experts say there has been no evidence of election fraud.

“There’s no evidence of it today, and historically at least in recent times, there’s no evidence of voter fraud,” said Peter Bergerson, Political Professor at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Bergerson says this election had a record-breaking number of mail-in ballots, leading to delays in counts.

“Several states, such as Pennsylvania, do not start counting mail-in ballots until Election Day,” said Bergerson.

But protestors at Friday's rally said they want an investigation.

"I would like to see there be a thorough investigation into it, and then let the chips fall where they may," said Iepson. "If Biden won it, honestly, I wouldn't be happy, but he'd be our president."