Hundreds gather at Idaho State Capitol following election result

Posted at 11:10 PM, Nov 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 09:43:06-05

BOISE, Idaho — Following the news that Joe Biden is projected to become the next U.S. President, hundreds gathered at the Idaho State Capitol Saturday to show support for President Trump.

The conservative crowd came together to question the results of the 2020 election after such a close race in several swing states.

Almost two-thirds of Idahoans voted for President Trump. While those in the crowd were not happy about former Vice President Joe Biden being named the winner, they made their voices heard peacefully.

"That is what we are doing here today for peaceful rallying. You want to shout? Shout. But, there is no reason to incite violence or rioting. We are here to make our point to make our voices heard and to inspire one another," said Diego Rodriguez, who was at the event in support of President Trump.

Law enforcement had a visible presence at the rally as they closed off the street in front of the State Capitol.

While a number of people overwhelmingly showed up to support President Trump, a small group came to celebrate Biden's win.

Democrats told Idaho News 6 they were 'delighted' to hear Biden would be the President-elect.

One Biden supporter says they don't think the election was fraudulent. They also say they expect some re-counts and respect the other side's First Amendment rights to assemble.

"I think in their hearts they probably know he lost, and they are just venting because they are upset that he lost and that is their right," said Mary Alice Glen, who was at the event in support of President-elect Biden.