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Valley Democrats rally for ballot counting with ‘Protect the Results’ car caravan

With no clear winner yet in the 2020 presidential race, valley Democrats held a "Protect the Results" car caravan Wednesday night, insisting that every vote be counted.

The car caravan began with groups in both Palm Springs and Coachella that met at the Palm Desert Community Center for a socially distanced rally.

Organizers said they planned the event to call for all ballots that were legally cast in the 2020 election nationwide to be counted as the presidential race tightens.

"We feel that everybody, no matter who they voted for, that it's critical each party wants every vote counted so that there's a free and fair election," said Joy Silver with Courageous Resistance and Indivisible 36 of the Desert."We want to know that there's a commitment to non-violence. We want a non-violent reaction to election results. We want to make sure that every vote gets counted."

This comes as President Trump is threatening legal action in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia, calling to halt counting there. Trump is also pushing for the opposite, for counting to continue, and even a recount in Wisconsin.

"Bring it on; we are ready. We are ready for any fight," said Becki Robinson with Courageous Resistance. "We know that people have voted; we know that the voting has been legitimate."

The rally is receiving bipartisan support in the valley. Joy Miedecke, the president of the East Valley Republican Women Federated club in La Quinta, agreed all votes in this election should be counted, calling the event "commendable."

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