MILWAUKEE — Hours after news networks projected Joe Biden to become the next President-Elect, several hundred people gathered at Serb Hall in Milwaukee Saturday afternoon to rally their support for President Donald Trump.
"I never supported any president in my life, now I'm supporting President Trump," said Jelena Aleksic.
The crowd waved flags, held up signs, chanted and listened to speakers, which included former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman.
Many of the people in the crowd said they agree with President Trump's false and baseless claims about election fraud or voter irregularities, and they want the President to follow through with his request for a recount in Wisconsin.
"I don't think anyone would be here if we all had confidence that this was an honest election," Gableman said.
Election data shows former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Trump by more than 20,000 votes in Wisconsin. Election officials across the state have begun the process of canvassing, or triple-checking, the voting results before they are certified in December.
"There is a very robust system that protects your vote and makes sure only valid ballots can be counted," Wisconsin Election Commissioner Meagan Wolfe said in a media update Thursday.
A group arrived to protest the President's supporters, and there were some tense exchanges. Police told TMJ4's photographer on scene there were no arrests.
Some people in the crowd said they still believe the country can come together despite its divisions.
"America matters, and America matters for every American here living the American dream, and wants to participate in the American dream," said David Karst, the chairman of the Republican Party of Milwaukee County.