By Miriam Raftery
Photos by Erik Herrara
November 5, 2020 (San Diego) – Yesterday, the day after the presidential election, the San Diego March for Democracy Coalition held a press conference and “Count Every Vote” car caravan through local communities. The action was called to protest President Donald Trump’s premature victory claim and demand for vote counting to stop.
In the early hours after Election Day, when no media outlets had declared a winner and with millions of votes yet to be counted in key battleground states, Trump stated, “We want all the voting to stop.” The votes being counted were cast legally on or before election day.
CNN labeled Trump’s premature victory claim and demand to stop vote counting as “false, authoritarian and undemocratic.” Many Republican leaders have also denounced the President’s actions.
Biden, by contrast, has said he believes he will win but has urged that every vote be counted.