LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — As pro-Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol creating chaos while Congress met to count the Electoral College votes, hundreds of Trump supporters gathered peacefully in Las Vegas.
Supporters started the day by holding a rally at the Lloyd George Federal Courthouse on Las Vegas Boulevard in downtown Las Vegas. Metro Police and U.S. Marshals were at the scene but the event has remained peaceful.
The rally gathered at the courthouse following a car parade that started at 9 a.m. and traveled along the Las Vegas Strip.
Organizers left the Ahern Hotel at 9 a.m., drove south on the Las Vegas Strip, turned around and drove north ending the Federal Courthouse at 10 a.m. “Stop the Election Steal” organizers say there were around 500 cars and supporters began lining up a few hours before the event.
Organizers say their goal is to delay the certification of the 2020 election because they believe there was widespread voter fraud.
Early Wednesday morning, police surrounded the federal courthouse, where a suspicious package, determined not to be an explosive, was found. The courthouse is located at 333 South Las Vegas Boulevard.
Protestors then gathered outside the Clark County Elections Department in North Las Vegas Wednesday for a second, smaller protest.
One woman at the Elections Department shared her reasoning for getting involved.
“This election is fraudulent so we are not going to put up with it, we are not going to allow it to go through,” said Trump supporter Kim Borselli. “We are going to resist the election that is fraudulent we would like to have the congressman and the senators want to have a commission to investigate it before it is approved, and we think we have a right to that.”
Despite multiple Nevada judges and others across the country saying there was no widespread fraud, supporters believe otherwise.