AUSTIN (KXAN) — As supporters of Pres. Donald Trump meet at the U.S. Capitol to protest President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 Presidential Election, some Austin-area locals gathered at the Texas Capitol and Governor’s Mansion on Saturday afternoon.
The event, along with many others, is in response to still unproven — and even discredited — claims of voter fraud in the election. In the week since Biden was projected as the winner, both the President and his supporters have advanced these rumors with still no credible evidence.
Nevertheless, cries to “Stop the Steal” have persisted, as Trump has continued his refusal to concede to Biden.
Chairman of the Texas Republican Party Allen West held a rally at Dallas City Hall with prayers, keynote speakers and a march. In a Facebook post, he tweeted a photo and said, “President Donald J. Trump, Texas has your six! #StopTheSteal.”
Lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign in several key states where Biden won have repeatedly been ruled against or dismissed entirely in the past week. On Friday, judges in Pennsylvania — the state that handed Biden the presidency — ruled against several lawsuits that hoped to have nearly 9,000 mail-in ballots tossed out.
Elsewhere, lawsuits in states like Georgia and Michigan have also been thrown out, with votes disputed by Trump’s campaign ultimately being ruled as valid.
On Thursday, members of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said definitively, “There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.”
Additionally, the agency said the 2020 election was “the most secure in American history.”