CHEYENNE, Wyo. — While crowds have gathered in large numbers in Washington DC, hundreds of Wyomingites came together in front of the State Capitol in Cheyenne on Wednesday morning to show their support for President Trump.
The ‘Stand for America’ rally at the Capitol started as Congress convened in Washington D.C. on Wednesday for an extraordinary joint session to confirm the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden,
The protesters gathered to express their concern that the presidential election had been stolen from Donald Trump.
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“Fight for Trump!” The crowd chanted as the rally began.
Former Laramie County Commissioner Moses Lee Hasenauer asked the audience to remember why they had gathered.
“We are here because we love Trump!” Hasenauer shouted into the microphone to which the crowd replied with “We love Trump! We love Trump!”
The rally featured multiple speakers which included speakers which included former candidate for Wyoming Gubernatorial candidate, Taylor Haynes, state senator Anthony Bouchard (R-Cheyenne)a and representative Chuck Gray (R-Casper).
While the rally was billed as a “Stop the Steal” event, the speeches covered a bevy of subjects from education reform to a call for the end of crossover voting in Wyoming.
When news broke that rioters in Washington DC broke into the Capitol Building the crowd in attendance at the rally cheered.
“They’ve overrun the Capitol!” Hasenauer shouted.
This was the second protest organized by Trump supporters at the feet of Wyoming’s Capitol in the past three days.
Protesters who back President Donald Trump massed outside statehouses from Georgia to New Mexico on Wednesday, leading to some evacuations as cheers rang out in reaction to the news that pro-Trump demonstrators had stormed the U.S. Capitol.
Hundreds of people gathered in state capitals across the country to oppose President-elect Joe Biden’s win, waving signs saying “Stop the Steal” and “Four more years,” most of them not wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic and a few carrying long guns in places like Oklahoma and Georgia.
New Mexico state police evacuated staff from a Statehouse building that includes the governor’s office and the secretary of state’s office as a precaution shortly after hundreds of flag-waving supporters arrived in a vehicle caravan and on horseback.
Trump supporters circled the state Capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin, in cars and trucks adorned with Trump and U.S. flags for several hours Wednesday, blaring their horns.
In Colorado, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock ordered city agencies to close buildings after hundreds gathered in front of the Capitol building for a protest against the election results.
In South Carolina, protesters supporting Trump came to the Statehouse but left before the U.S. Capitol was breached.
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