Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones appeared at a demonstration outside a counting station in Phoenix, Arizona, on Thursday night and shouted into a megaphone, “You’re not stealing s***,” while the election workers inside continued counting votes.
President Donald Trump’s supporters gathered outside the polling center in hotly contested Maricopa County and cheered the arrival of the Infowars’ moderator, who chanted “1776” while ranting about “fascist communists” and philanthropist George Soros.
Footage released in social media also included Jones shouting about “the new world order” and Microsoft founder Bill Gates as protesters with Trump campaign flags cheering him on.
“We don’t know how this will end, but if they want a fight, they’d better believe they have one,” Jones shouted into the crowd through his megaphone in a video posted by Randy Perez of LUCHA Arizona. “We’re not going to fight their little meth-head antifa scum … we’re going to take it straight to those dirty Nazis b*******.”
Then he led the demonstrators with a chant of “1776”, which refers to the year in which the American colonies gained their independence from Britain in the first years of the American Revolutionary War.
In another clip uploaded to Twitter, Jones chanted “USA” and raved about “left-wing scum” as he once again compared Bill Gates and George Soros to King George III of Great Britain, who ruled during the years of America’s secession from the country.
The local news channel AZCentral reported that the conspiracy theorist had been rushing for more than half an hour, even after it became known that the next ballot evaluation would not take place until Friday at 9 a.m.
According to the newspaper, counterprotesters also demonstrated outside the building, including one who wore a shirt depicting President Trump as a pig. A protester wearing a Pro Trump jersey is said to have thrown something at a counter-demonstrator during a minor altercation.
The protests took place outside the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center in Phoenix as the race between Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden intensified overnight in Key Swing State.
The latest Maricopa County election data dump revealed that Trump had won 57 percent of the approximately 74,000 ballot details released on Thursday night. About 31,700 of these votes, or about 42 percent, went to Biden.
But the latest CNN election forecast still shows Biden Trump leading the state with just under 50,000 votes and about 1.6 percentage points, with an estimated 90 percent of the votes counted.
If the Democratic candidate wins the state, he will win the all-important 11 votes of the electoral college and within six votes he will move away from securing the presidency.