PHOTOS: Hundreds Rally In Durham To Call For Complete Vote Tally
More than 200 people marched around downtown Durham Wednesday afternoon calling for a proper tally of all ballots cast in Tuesday's election.
Marchers held signs that read "Count Every Vote" and "Keep On Counting," while chanting "Count the vote. Count, count the vote."
We want to honor all of those votes and make sure that everyone's vote is counted. - Rabbi Salem Pearce
One of the organizers, Rabbi Salem Pearce, echoed that sentiment.
"A lot of us have been spending a lot of time with our bases, turning out what ended up being record voter turnout, and we want to honor all of those votes and make sure that everyone's vote is counted."
The march was organized by various groups, including NC Raise Up, Fight for $15 and a Union, Durham for All, Sunrise Durham, Carolina Jews for Justice, Black Voters Matter, Durham Association of Educators, National Domestic Workers Alliance, BYP100, Durham Beyond Policing and others.
Earlier Wednesday, the Trump campaign said it filed lawsuits in Pennsylvania and Michigan, laying the groundwork for contesting the outcome in undecided battleground states that could determine whether President Donald Trump gets another four years in the White House.
Suits in both states are demanding better access for campaign observers to locations where ballots are being processed and counted, the campaign says.
The campaign also is seeking to intervene in a Pennsylvania case at the Supreme Court that deals with whether ballots received up to three days after the election can be counted, deputy campaign manager Justin Clark says. The campaign also says it will ask for a recount in Wisconsin, a state The Associated Press called for Biden on Wednesday afternoon.
At the Durham rally, D'Atra Jackson, the national director of the Black Youth Project 100, said this is no different than any other Election Day in North Carolina.
"We're pushing people today to make sure that they know that the people [are] who should be making decisions around who is in office and for them to count every vote," she said.